Ex Playboy model Kerri Parker was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and has decided that rather than undergo the usual (and usually unsuccessful) chemotherapy, she will instead “put [her] faith in CBD oil,” the Mirror reports.
The former Miss UK says that she knows she’s risking 5 years in prison for an exceedingly large fine for cannabis use, which is illegal in the UK, but that she would much rather deal with possible jail time rather than go through 12 rounds of chemo. I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees with that sentiment.
The model was diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago. She underwent a brain surgery that “bizarrely altered her personality.” Parker was told last month that her cancer had returned and she would need to go through chemo and radiation therapy. “My chemo team wanted me to have 10-12 cycles but went on to tell me that no one with brain cancer has managed to have the full lot,” Parker said. “I know using cannabis means I could be put in prison but I truly believe it is the only chance I have of living right now.”
Parker currently runs a modeling academy, as well as her own nutrition company and doesn’t want chemotherapy to disrupt all of that. “I’ve been working hard over the past few years. I’m training for a black belt in martial arts and I’m the fittest and healthiest I’ve been, so when doctors say they want me to have treatment which will make me sick, it makes no sense to me,” she said.
Kerri Parker is part of a growing community of people who are using cannabis, specifically CBD, to treat cancer. We wish her all the best!
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