Posts Tagged ‘California’


Yup – the lil cheeseballer is FOUR today!

Yippee!

Still cancer free, and lovin life, his new baby sister, and his puppy dogs and stickers. He loves his brother Colty too – sometimes. That’s just how brothers are.

It’s still hard for me to believe it was 2.5 years ago that Sweet Cashy was diagnosed with a stage IV PNET brain tumor on his optic nerve and rushed to Salt Lake City for emergency surgery.

Cashy spent his 2nd birthday in the hospital, fighting for his life. Within 3 months of his 2nd birthday, Cashy was at a point where he had not eaten in 40 days, he had suffered cardiac arrest, and a stroke. Traditional treatments were killing him.

He almost lost too……

Refresh your memory HERE if you haven’t read Cashy’s story.

Cashy’s 3rd birthday was spent in Montana, happy and healthy. Cashy was cancer free. His dad Mike had taken him to the Montana Capitol to meet the politicians. Tell their story. Lobby for compassion.

By Cashy’s birthday in 2011 – dismal times were ahead – though none of us knew it. The politicos in Montana completely ignored Cashy’s story – as did many of the medical marijuana industry folks. Cashy’s wonderful story of bravery and compassion and the fight for his life was virtually ignored.

It still is in a majority of the state of Montana.

As the law changed in July of 2011 – so did Cashy’s fate. The new law was very restrictive – very prohibitive.

NOT Compassionate to children whatsoever. Not compassionate to Montanans. Period.

Mike cut his garden down. The 16 strains that had been working for Cashy were gone. Which one helped him? We’ll never know….

Cash was cancer free. His oil consumption was greatly reduced. We shoulda been home free right?

Cancer is a bitch – and an evil one at that. It came back – with a vengeance.

The fight was on. As you know – Cashy went through another battle in December of 2011. Another Christmas in a hospital, far from his home.

Another SUCCESS too! We celebrated a cancer free MRI in Salt Lake City in February 2012 with Cashy’s family at the Badda Bing.

Cashy is surrounded by a HUGE and very loving family – and those celebrations are so wonderful – and full of love. Cashys great grandmas and elders are so grateful to have him alive – they share his story everywhere.

Cashy’s story is such a wonderful one to share re: success. As far as support from Montana and it’s politicians – it’s a disgusting crime. We could educate so many with a small child……an innocent child. A wonderful child with such a brave and loving family.

We could all learn by their example.

All Cashy knows is – he wants to live – and play with his stickers, cars, and maybe his brother if they’re not squabbling. He doesn’t know any propaganda or fear. He doesn’t worry about social stigma.

LIFE – is what matters.

LOVE – surround him with it.

SUPPORT – share their story – and please support the Cash Hyde Foundation.

This family – no matter what – despite anything thrown at them – continues every day to help others. Pay it Forward. Fight the fight against childhood cancer and help to save others children.

Even while in hospital fighting for Cashy’s life – they help others.

Currently – there are about 20 Reggae Runners distributed nationally – sharing Cashy’s message of faith and hope.

That fleet is about to double – thanks to DooBons in California. Originally from Montana – they heard of Cashys story – and chipped in to increase the fleet.

20 more Reggae Runners are being distributed to hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland California. That increases the fleet to 40 Nationally!

40 more Reggae Runners out there helping children to fight cancer with smiles and laughter – directing folks to the Cash Hyde Foundation site – where folks can find the supporters and look for help for themselves.

A note from CJ Maestas – Cash Hyde Foundation Executive Director:

The Cash Hyde Foundation will be heading back to the Bay for the HT Medical Cannabis Cup to be held in Richmond, CA, June 23-24. Additionally we will be donating a small fleet of (20) “Reggae Runners” to San Francisco and Oakland Childerns Hospitals, thanks to the generious donations from Doobons. You don’t want to miss this marijuana expo, complete with seminars, the latest pot products, and, of course, the best cannabis, edibles, and concentrates Cali has to offer! Plus, a special Saturday night VIP party featuring Del the Funky Homosapien. Go to MedCanCup.com for details or to purchase tickets.

If you are in the California area for this event – make it a point to drop in and meet the Hydes! Kc Kush Taynor made the trip from the Ohio chapter of the Cash Hyde Foundation as well. They had their own Father’s Day birthday celebration in Ohio. See it HERE

If you are not in the area and wish to help -PLEASE DO. We have bracelets available – and you too can sponsor a Reggae Runner or Wagon in a hospital near you! We need to flood these hospitals – and save the children.

See HERE for how you can help today. E-mail MtConnectMe@gmail.com or call 720-722-0501

Also – stay tuned and Watch for the Cashy Mobile…….coming soon!

Here’s some pictures of the cute lil stinker. More to come soon!

Love you Cash Man! See you in 20 years baby!


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