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The March for Compassion for Video Series- Beverly McClain

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Beverly McClain — a stage four breast cancer patient. Beverly McClain is advocating for New York to implement comprehensive medical marijuana through passage of the Compassionate Care Act. This act will allow thousands of New Yorkers with serious medical conditions access strictly regulated medical marijuana under the supervision of their healthcare providers.

The March for Compassion Video Series- Anna’s story

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Anna Conte of Orchard Park, NY – an 8 year-old with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of intractable epilepsy. Anna’s family is calling on New York legislators to pass the Compassionate Care Act as soon as possible. Anna has tried and failed 13 anti-epileptic medications, been hospitalized numerous times, is on 16 rounds of heavy medication that affects her daily living, and continues to suffer from seizures. Her family is now considering moving her to Colorado to access medical marijuana treatment. The Compassionate Care Act needs to be passed in New York immediately, so that Anna can stay in her home with her family and receive the care she needs through medical marijuana.

The March for Compassion Video Series – Tommy’s Story

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for the family of Thomas Frank Williams, 8 years old from Lockport, NY. His family is advocating for passage of the Compassionate Care Act in New York. Thomas has been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and suffers from persistent seizures. Medical marijuana has been shown to help other children with the same condition, and may be the only drug that can help Thomas. The Compassionate Care Act can bring comprehensive medical marijuana access, under tight regulation, to New York, and help Thomas get the treatment he needs.

The March for Compassion Video Series – Christine Emerson

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Christine Emerson, a pediatric nurse practitioner of Rochester, New York, and her daughter, Julia, a 7 year old child who suffers from refractory epilepsy. Julia’s family is calling for the NY senate to support the Compassionate Care Act – an act that will bring comprehensive medical marijuana to NY State and help thousands of New Yorkers, with serious medical conditions, access the treatment they need to improve their daily lives.

The March for Compassion Video Series- Donna Romano

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Donna Romano of Syracuse, New York – a Vietnam veteran with multiple sclerosis and a seizure disorder. Donna is calling on the NY Senate to support the Compassionate Care Act. The Compassionate Care Act will bring comprehensive medical marijuana access, under tight regulation, to New York, and help Donna, and hundreds of thousands of other New Yorkers, get the treatment they need.

The March for Compassion Video Series- gabriel sayegh

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for advocates across New York. On behalf of the thousands of New Yorkers in need of medical marijuana treatment, gabriel sayegh, of the Drug Policy Alliance and Compassionate Care New York, is calling on the New York Senate to pass the Compassionate Care Act. This act will bring comprehensive and tightly regulated medical marijuana to New York State, for patients with serious medical conditions to access under the supervision of their healthcare providers.

The March for Compassion Video Series – Donna Oliver

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Donna Oliver, lifelong resident of Syracuse, New York. Donna is calling on New York State legislators to pass the Compassionate Care Act. Donna has secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and as a result, suffers from hearing loss, blindness in one eye, and back pain. Medications have proven to be ineffective in treating the symptoms; however, her doctors suggest that medical marijuana may be effective in managing her condition. The CCA will allow Donna to access the treatment she needs.

The March for Compassion Video Series – Antonio Tallarico

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for the family of Antonio (Tony) Tallarico, Nigara Falls, NY. His family is calling for medical marijuana to be implemented in New York. Tony has been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy, at the age of 2 years and suffers from seizures. He has been on countless medications with limited positive outcomes and significant negative side effects. Research suggests that medical marijuana can be the help he needs.

The March for Compassion Video Series – Susan Rusinko

“This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Susan Rusinko of Auborn, NY – a multiple sclerosis patient. Susan is urging for the NYS Senate leadership to pass the Compassionate Care Act and allow NY patients with debilitating conditions, to access strictly regulated medical marijuana.

Join Susan tonight for a free educational program

A MATTER OF COMPASSION:
Medical Marijuana in New York State

Kathy Annable, Parent Advocate
Dessa Bergen-Cico, PhD, Syracuse University
Melanie Martin, Pharmacist
Julie Netherland, PhD, Compassionate Care NY
Donna Romano, MS Resources of Central NY
Susan Rusinko, MS Resources of Central NY
Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Tonight, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Barbagallo’s Restaurant

6344 East Molloy Road

East Syracuse, New York 13057

Check-In 6:30 pm Program 7:00 pm

RSVP required

Contact Annette:  (315) 438-4790 or msrofcny@msrofcny.org

Hosted by

Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York, Inc.®

Co-sponsors:

Syracuse University Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Compassionate Care NY (www.compassionatecareny.org)

NY Physicians for Compassionate Care

Drug Policy Alliance

 

The March for Compassion Video Series – Holly Anderson

This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for all patients that science has shown would benefit from medicinal marijuana. Holly Anderson, executive director of the Breast Cancer Coalition in Rochester, New York is advocating for the Compassionate Care Act so that New York patients with debilitating conditions, can have access to strictly regulated, medical marijuana.