Cash Hyde Succumbs to Cancer, Family Says Medical Marijuana Extended His Life

Cash Hyde

Cash Hyde lived half of his life with a feeding tube surgically attached to his stomach. And about half of his life was spent in hospitals — including a 49-day coma — after a diagnosis with brain cancer. It was that cancer which claimed his life Wednesday night; he had beaten it twice, but after two full remissions, its third appearance was too much. He died in his father's arms at the family home in Missoula, Mont.

He was 4 years old.
He was first diagnosed with cancer at 20 months. He learned to walk and speak while terminally ill, and shortly before he died, informed his family that he had had enough. “No more pokes,” said Cash, referring to the countless injections, blood drawings and other medical procedures that are a cancer patient's daily routine.
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