Here at the Healing Tree, we have so many people from all walks of life, visiting us and enjoying the services we have to offer. Many of our members suffer from exceptionally difficult medical conditions and we are simply overjoyed when a member shares how medical marijuana has helped them.
Recently, we had one member come in and share this wonderful story with us. His name is Gerald Lacroix, member #165.
Gerald is 60 years old, with the youthful exuberance of man in his early 40s.
He has also had a heart and lung transplant.
There are only 5 double transplant survivors who are alive in North America today, and Gerald is one of them; living right here in Vancouver.
Gerald shared that he used to take medication for 8 years; but since visiting The Healing Tree on May 9, 2013, he joined THT and has ceased his other medications.
His Doctor, Dr. Mustapha Toma from VGH calls him the amazing man.
There is a saying “From misfortune comes fortune” and in Gerald’s case, his lung and heart came from an anonymous 28 year old motor vehicle accident victim. Today, Gerald is living a full, active life and he feels on top of the world.
In fact, When he told us his story, he had actually just come from the gym and was happy to share how he was able to chest press 360lbs.
We just wanted to share this wonderful example of how marijuana is a benefit to medical research and brings relief to so many ailments.
We are so happy to be serving our community here on the Downtown Eastside.
– The Healing Tree (THT)