Archive for March, 2012

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Cashy has been busy advocating in Texas!

Texas Connect

Prayer and Love: The Cash Hyde Miracle

Today we are taking a moment to recognize the great work being done by The Cash Hyde Foundation. Everyone knows what cancer is and what it can do to a person, but what if that person was your beautiful and helpless baby. You would do what any parent would do, EVERYTHING YOU COULD! Well, The Cash Hyde Foundation is a result of just such an ongoing fight between a child with a huge will to live and that disease we call cancer.

Let me introduce you to this little miracle.

“Cash Michael Hyde” AKA “Cashy”

Cash Michael Hyde was born to Kalli & Mike Hyde on June-21-2008. Cash has an older brother, Colten Hyde and all of them currently live in Missoula, MT. When Cashy was 20 months old Radiologist’s at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT. Discovered a 4.5 cm. Stage 4…

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Talk about excitement! The 7th National Patients Out of Time Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics is just around the corner!

Early registration ends April 4th! Call to reserve your spot TODAY! Seating is limited

Register TODAY! Early registration ends 4/4/12. Seating is limited!

I don’t know about you – but my flights are booked, bags are almost packed, and I feel like I am going to the MOTHER of rock concerts!

The lineup of speakers for the event is a world class roster of physicians from around the world. Please see agenda here: Patients Out of Time agenda

Makes my heart pound with excitement to have so many great minds in support of medical cannabis in one place, with DR. ANDREW WEIL no less!

I also have a video message to share from Founders of Patients Out of Time – Al Byrne and Mary Lynn Mathre.

Please view their greeting. A personal invitation 

In addition – Patients Out of Time has a new Facebook page. Please be sure to like, share, and stay tuned for news. There will be live updates from the Conference – and video too!

After speaking with Mary Lynn, I was so very pleased to hear that registrations are rolling in and the seats are filling. We have delegates from Montana, Colorado, California, and around the world! Physicians are coming from as far away as South Africa. New is spreading, and the professional world is responding.

I hope you will not feel threatened by so many physicians and nurses in one place, and see this for the wonderful opportunity it is. Patients are VERY welcome, as are business owners. These folks need to meet you, learn the challenges, share in your success.

It truly is great networking to help build our fight, and our cause.

Imagine the next time somebody tells you “there’s no medical value” and you can recite these physicians names, and findings. Refer folks to them for information. Network and build.

I hope to hear from many of you – and see you there!

We have such a great contingency coming so far…..it can only get better.

The more the merrier!

See you there! For you folks who can’t make it – stay tuned here, and on the Patients Out of Time Facebook Community Page.

We’ll keep you updated.

Walk Proud Warriors!


Montana Connect has been championing children since it’s inception.

Please meet the first child featured in Montana Connect.

Meet Joey, and his amazing mother Mieko Hester Perez.

The Unconditional Foundation for Autism

Joey and Mieko Jan 2012

It wasn’t always smiles when I met this family 2+ years ago. It was pretty dismal actually.

Joey was at least 50 pounds lighter than he is now, emaciated, and withdrawn into his lil autistic world. He had not been eating, and Mieko discovered Cannabis, and started her fight. Please be sure to visit the foundation website for the entire story.

Mieko was a very determined mother who had never had anything to do with Cannabis. EVER. She worked in the legal profession, her family had law enforcement ties.

Cannabis was Taboo.

When a child is on the verge of dying, parents will do ANYTHING to save their child. Mieko had found herself in this position, and Joey is alive today because of a Mother’s determination.

In turn, the immersion of Mieko into the California medical cannabis community had it’s own challenges. On top of a full time job and a kid with autism, Mieko had an infant and a teenager in the house. Challenges presented themselves daily, if not hourly on some days, and Mieko battled through.

It has been a LONG haul, and I must say, I am very privileged to have had the glimpse into Mieko’s life I have had. It has been a very rewarding experience, one to be cherished for a lifetime.

Watching Joey – MAN – what a miracle. Visit the foundation site – go see for yourself. That young man was on the brink of death……

Today? Joey has gained over 50 pounds and eats foods he never experienced before. He has come out of his autistic “world” and interacts – smiles – and plays with his siblings.

Mieko – she battles on, protecting her children, and advocating for others. Always helping, always supportive for the parents who reach out.

Some may not like her advice, but rest assured, she speaks from experience. She has seen it all, and survived.

Survived and fought so Joey can have LIFE.

Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Please keep up with her story here: Mieko’s blog – a Mother’s Tale of Advocacy

Make it a point to share her story, help her to empower more parents, and bring more autistic children LIFE

Show your support TODAY visit http://www.uf4a.org to get your bracelet!

Let’s Connect!

MTConnectMe@gmail.com

406-594-7932


Partnering to Save Lives

Montana Connect is pleased to announce an alliance with The Cash Hyde Foundation

It is with great pride we announce an alliance between Montana Connect and The Cash Hyde Foundation. With this joint venture, we will be detailing the Hyde’s two year fight against their young son Cashy’s Stage IV PNET Brain tumor he was diagnosed with at the young age of 18 months. The entire publication is dedicated to their story, the fight in Montana, the science, and the medicine. In addition, we will be ensuring the Hyde’s have the security and comfort of a home to raise their family in. Proceeds from all sales are structured to support the Hyde’s, share their message, fight for Montana, and get the Cash Hyde Foundation Special Edition into the hands of educators, physicians, nurses, and politicians across our Nation. Goal: A years worth of house payments, and security for a young family. Paying off the mortgage in completion would be a DREAM.

Meet the Hyde Family

In the past two years fighting cancer, the Hyde’s have been amazing. No matter what they went through with Cashy, they gave back to others. They helped other parents in need, and in addition, developed a donation program of their own. Fighting for their own son’s life, they still find time to help others, and donate to hospitals. With Kalli’s experience working in hospitals, and the whole family living in hospitals for a year fighting Cash’s cancer, they saw an opportunity to help others, and they developed the Reggae Runner. The Reggae Runners were designed to get children out of their beds, and having fun with their families while confined to the hospital environment. It was very constrictive, and dangerous, for parents to try to play with their children with the IV poles and cords and wires and tubes. The Hydes had a brainstorm, and adapted a Reggae Runner for Cashy so he could be more mobile, get out, have fun, fight cancer with a smile, and have some independence and safety within the confines of his Reggae Runner. Mike and Kalli found they could play with their son without the hinderance of the IV poles, and Colt and Cashy could have important “Bro Time”. Other families and children saw the Reggae Runners, and wanted one for their children too. The Hyde’s obliged, and each hospital they have stayed at during Cashy’s fight has a small fleet of Reggae Runners and Wagons. Our goal is to get more out there….be sure to tune in below to see how you can sponsor a Reggae Runner or Reggae Wagon for cancer children across our Nation today.

Paying It Forward

The past two years have most certainly been a fight, sending the Hyde’s to Salt Lake City for 10 months, back to Montana, and in the fall of 2011 they spent yet another holiday season in a hospital in California. In the mean time, Kalli has maintained her employment as an RN, and Mike, Colty, and Cashy have traveled the Nation, educating others and advocating for children everywhere. Building the foundation, and ensuring Cash receives the best care. They are expecting a new baby in the first week of May 2012. We will find out if Colty & Cashy have a brother or sister come May. Colty wants a sister, as “Little brothers are a pain!” Guess Cash keeps him on his toes! Thanks heavens he’s cancer free today, and he can be here to meet his new sibling, and keep his big brother Colt on his game.

How YOU can help

Support this campaign! The next issue of Montana Connect is dedicated in entirety to the Cash Hyde Foundation. In this issue we will share the Hyde’s complete story, explore the science, and the plight of Montana. The Cash Hyde Foundation will be immortalized, and have a tool to share Nationally to advocate for the Foundation, Fight for Cashy, and share his story in both printed and digital form. It will also allow them the freedom and resources to fight for and save more children fighting cancer. The security of always having a home to return to. The ability to help so many more than they already have.

Be part of Team Cashy

Want to Monkey around?

Monkey around for $25 – your Monkey will be printed in Montana Connect AND you get a digital version to use at your discretion. Get your Cashy Monkey TODAY!

Personalized Team Cashy Monkeys will be scattered all through the magazine and hosted online. Supporters will also receive a digital copy to use at their discretion. Be sure to get YOUR Monkey TODAY! Don’t forget Grandma and the kids too! Call TODAY! 720-326-6577

Call 720-326-6577

Be a Cashy Warrior

Here’s where the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsorship’s come in. For those of you who can provide more and be a Cashy Warrior, in addition to advertising opportunities in Montana Connect, we have three different levels of sponsorship available.

All level donors will be hosted and featured on the Cash Hyde Foundation website on a state by state basis, enabling these families in need to reach folks capable of helping them in such serious times in each state.

Reggae Wagons and Reggae Runners

Reggae Runners and Wagons customized for hospital use, and ready for donation.

Cash Hyde Foundation Bracelets

There are a variety of Cashy Warrior bracelets available

The Hydes and The Cash Hyde Foundation have been VERY busy, even while fighting cancer! Platinum and Gold level sponsors will secure a place in a 2 page spread celebrating their sponsorship and thanking them in Montana Connect. Each of these levels will have it’s own 2 page spread. The Silver level sponsors will have a one page spread.

Platinum Level Sponsor:

Platinum Level Sponsors will have their very own Reggae Runner for their donation. The Reggae Runner can be shipped to the sponsor for them to donate, or sponsor may delegate the donation duty to The Cash Hyde Foundation and have it donated in their honor.

Gold Level Sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsors will have their very own Reggae Wagon for their donation. The Reggae Wagon can be shipped to the sponsor for them to donate, or sponsor may delegate the donation duty to The Cash Hyde Foundation and have it donated in their honor.

Silver Level Sponsors:

Silver Level Sponsors will get 100 Cashy bracelets and brochures to distribute and share The Cash Hyde Foundation message and educate their local communities.

All level donors will be hosted and featured on the Cash Hyde Foundation website on a state by state basis, enabling these families in need to reach folks capable of helping them in such serious times in each state.

MORE INFO

Contact info:

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please send an e-mail to: MTConnectMe@gmail.com

or call 720-326-6577 or 406-594-7932

Employment Opportunities:

We are also looking for temporary staff for 2-3 months to market, and help Campaign for Cashy Nationally. Please call: 720-326-6577


Marijuana dispensary owners admit to drug charges | KBZK.com | Z7 | Bozeman, Montana.

Happy Anniversary……….NOT

It was one year ago today……when the DEA raids happened in Montana. 24 in one day, commencing at 10am, same time HB 161 (Mike Milburn’s repeal bill) was being presented to the Senate.

Coincidence?

I think not……as the first one they started with that day was the biggest one in Helena.

Montana Cannabis

And systematically worked their way around the state.

In the meantime….not ONE GOP politician who voted to shoot wolves, or promoted the “Code of the West” even bothered to open their mouth.

Nope….those guys met Cash Hyde at the capitol within 2 days, Cancer free from his stage IV PNET brain tumor, and then pushed green to repeal medical cannabis in Montana – that very week.

It was St. Patrick’s Day that week…….guess the party at Jorgenson’s was more important.

PROFOUND video here. Like going from Colorado to Montana. Pay particular attention to the Nuke drop. To me – that = July 1, 2011……..

The Flower

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Colorado Connect

Cashy is Cancer Free…..again…..for now.

By no means is the fight over.

That became quite apparent to me traveling back to Montana with the Hyde’s. As I watched the reads on Cashy’s story go up, and up…….and the relief spread across the world (we have comments from as far as South Africa)………

I cringed.

Does everybody think we’re done? Do they all think Cashy and his family are home free?

I hope not, because brutal point in fact is – the fight is NOT over. Not even for a second.

Grab a Kleenex…..and read this.

PNET Brain tumors from Wikipedia

Definition – “Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is a neural cresttumor.[1] It is a rare tumor, usually occurring in children and young adults under 25 years of age. After successful chemo- or(and) radio- therapy the 5 year survival rate is only 7,6-8% .[2]

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Posted: March 3, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Colorado Connect

What a whirlwind day!

Folks around the world (yes, I said WORLD) have been rejoicing and crying tears of happiness for the Boy of Steel – our sweet Cashy boy.

I am going to list the news stories on this post, and will update it as I get more.

Tune in here for the full list, and keep coming back to see if you missed anything. I expect the list to grow over the next few days.

Please folks – SHARE Cashy’s message!

Also – remember – the fight ain’t over! Prevention Prevention Prevention!

Constant vigilance! PNET tumors are VICIOUS and have a 90% kill rate.

PLEASE support the Hydes and their foundation – help continue to save Cashy, and other children across the country.

http://www.cashhydefoundation.com

On to the stories:

ZooFM 107.5 Radio – Missoula MT – Aaron Traylor interviews Mike – Audio

Channel 8 KPAX.com – Missoula, MT –…

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Posted: March 3, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Colorado Connect

Yup – you read that right.

Cash Michael Hyde is Cancer Free – again.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Cash Michael Hyde was in Salt Lake City for a follow up MRI to check the status of his brain tumor. A PNET brain tumor he has been battling for almost 2 years.

For the second time in a row, Cashy has beat his tumor, and is in remission.

The Boy of Steel is Cancer Free!

How many people do you know that beat cancer once, nonetheless twice?

At THREE years of age?

Congratulations and hugest of blessing upon his parents Mike and Kalli for being the strong parents they are, and fighting so diligently to save their son’s life with an alternative option.

Thank heavens for the cannabis oil that saves Cashy’s life.

Be vigilant in your duties Pioneers……your efforts are important to people just like Cashy and…

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Posted: March 3, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Colorado Connect

Supply of key drug to treat childhood leukemia may run out in weeks | The Salt Lake Tribune.

WHAT?!?!

This drug is essential….and the FDA, who allows the manufacture of millions of units of oxycodone quarterly every year, cannot compel drug companies to produce a drug to save 2-5 year old children?

There’s something SERIOUSLY wrong here!

As the need for the drug goes up, so does the cost. This is a cancer CURING drug, not one to treat a symptom.

Can you see what is going on here?

As the parents of these children are financially crippled in 90% of all cases, this KILLS children! The drug companies make money no matter what, whether treating a symptom, or shorting supply of a critical drug to up the costs.

Makes me CRAZY mad!

Then….we have the fight against Cannabis on top of it all.

Why is it that every…

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Posted: March 3, 2012 in Medical Cannabis

Colorado Connect

This is what it’s all about.

Welcome to the front lines of Cancer treatment.

I would like to introduce you to my little motivator, and real life hero.

Please meet Cash Michael Hyde.

Cashy was born June 21, 2008 to Mike and Kalli Hyde in Missoula Mt. He came into the world with an older brother, Colton.  Today, he is due to become a big brother in April.

Cashy is very lucky to be where he is at today. You see, at 22 months of age Cashy was diagnosed with a Stage IVPNET brain tumor on his optic nerve.

It was May 3, 2010. Cashy had been sick for a couple weeks, and his mother and father became very concerned. They had been told that Cashy simply had mononeucleosis, and that it would go away.

It didn’t go away. As a matter of fact, it had gotten worse. Cashy…

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