Helen Kelly Backs Medical Cannabis Charity

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand Press Release:

Today Helen Kelly published a post supporting of others making meaningful contributions in support of Medical Cannabis, including a supporting video of our #MC410 fundraiser, aiming to fundraise for Sativex for 10 Patients.

MCANZ is grateful for the public endorsement from Helen Kelly, who is the only notable public figure tackling this issue from a genuine personal need. We hope in future that other public figures and Charities will join us in publicly taking a positive stance on this issue, as charities representing MS, Cancer etc have been largely silent, to the detriment of the patient groups they purport to represent.

Helen Kelly:

“Its Prime goal is to make sure that families that have got legal access to Medicinal Cannabis are able to afford to fund it.”

“We need a proper medical cannabis law in New Zealand to make this accessible, to have it funded but in the meantime there are families with desperate people missing out on what has been a fantastic drug for me, the best drug available, for pain relief, for Nausea, for the Stimulation of my appetite..”

“I have got cancer everywhere, and it has enable me to have a full night’s sleep, to be comfortable, to be pain free”

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand Coordinator Shane Le Brun:

“It’s important to realize that not everyone is in a position to flout the law as Helen does, some, like a patient we are fundraising for are in care facilities, while others, with severe disabilities relating to Multiple Sclerosis, are in no position to get stuck into the gardening as it were.”

“We have 1 legal option Pharmaceutical grade option, which while not suitable for everyone, and almost unobtainable, it is proving possible to access for those with the most extreme need”.

“We are fundraising for 10 of these patients with extreme need from up and down the country under our #MC410 campaign, in these cases the Medical Profession and the Ministry are not a barrier to access, only the cost”.

“we hope with the support of New Zealanders we can continue to support these 10 needy patients receive a potentially life changing treatment, as already one of our patients has had improvements in Seizure activity, reduction in pain relief and dramatic improvements in sleeping patterns, additionally giving the family caring for him an improvement in their lives, easing the burden of several people”.

About MCANZ: http://mcawarenessnz.org/our-mission/

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  1. “Best wishes Helen”

    good job Shane ! 🙂

    • Gezza

       /  9th May 2016

      Their Give-a-Little Page is being woefully under-donated-to. Needs an even higher profile & lots more push on an ongoing basis somehow, Shane.

      Keep up the good work.

      • Gezza

         /  9th May 2016

        Where are these extremely generous wealthy folk I keep hearing about? They’re obviously not heading to the G-I-L page. Are any of them donating separately or anonymously Shane? 😕

        • Not yet. working on it, media doesnt = donations, but need media and brand recognition before philanthropists will chip in I feel, was hoping Helen’s Star Power will result in an upswing in activity. Very time limited with a full time job and bubs under 2, but committed to seeing this through.

          • Gezza

             /  9th May 2016

            Have you posted with a link over at The Standard?
            Been in touch with Daily Blog?
            Any other blog operators?
            Twitter? (did a quick google for “Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand twitter” and it didn’t come up)

  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  9th May 2016

  3. Don W

     /  9th May 2016

    Medical Cannabis needs to happen and good on Helen Kelly for fighting for this, but she is a fighter. Go well Helen.


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