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Obituary - Cash Michael Hyde
June 21, 2008 - November 14, 2012
Cash “Cashy” Michael Hyde, 4 years old, passed away after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, in the loving arms of his parents, surrounded by family and friends on November 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM. Cashy endured more pain and suffering than any child should ever have to go through, but he always did it with a smile on his face.
Cashy changed the face of pediatric cancer and pioneered a new way of alternative cancer treatment around the world. He taught everybody the meaning of love and that miracles do happen when everyone unites for a common goal.
Cashy loved taking trips to walmart for cars, play-doh, and markers and his latest obsession was driving in the van to the gas station for a “bug juice”, which he didn’t even drink. He loved cheese sammys, cheerios and milk, Bandaids, stickers, his dogs Irey and Muffy and of course the movies Cars, Bolt and Toy Story.
They went on many memorable family trips, including his ‘Make a Wish’ trip to Disney World in 2011, many trips to Salt Lake City, numerous trips in California such as the San Diego Zoo, strolling on the pier in Santa Monica, while making the best of our time undergoing radiation treatments in Loma Linda.
Their last big road trip to San Francisco for Cashy’s 4th birthday was to donate twenty reggae runners to the local children’s hospitals. Cashy test drove and gave his stamp of approval to each runner that we donated.
Cashy was born in Missoula, Montana on June 21st, 2008 to Mike and Kalli Hyde. He was a little brother to Colten John and an amazing big brother to Catherine Joy, his baby sis. Cashy is survived by parents Michael and Kalli, siblings Colten and Catherine, grandparents Jim and Julie Hyde, Vickie Wilson and Kevin McCarthy; great grandparents Catherine and Jim Hyde, and Marilyn McCarthy; uncles Domonic, Joe, Grady, Sam, Pat, Dan, Casey, Troy and Jake; aunts Jenny, Janess, Lyndsey, Michele, Sarah, Brittney and Ashly; as well as the many other loving greats aunts and uncles, cousins, dear friends, and fans all around the world.
An open service was scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 10:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Church with a viewing at 9:15 a.m.
‘A police escort procession will follow the service, and family, friends and fans are encouraged to come and show their support and celebrate his life. People are welcome to convene back at St. Francis following the procession for a potluck style reception. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Garden City funeral home is assisting us with our final days with Cashy’.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Cash Hyde Foundation, at www.CashHydeFoundation.com or at First Montana Bank of Missoula, were encouraged so they can continue to help other families that are battling this horrific disease with their children.
According to their website, The Cash Hyde Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer with smiles, prayers, positive energy and provide information and financial support for children with cancer and their families.
What they do:
- Create childhood cancer awareness in our communities.
- Collect donations and organize fundraiser’s to financially assist the foundation with its projects and financial support for children with cancer and their families.
- Help families in need organize fundraisers so they can concentrate on fighting cancer.
- Purchase and donate DVD’s and CD’s to patients at Children’s Hospitals.
- Donate custom made Reggae Runners (Little Tikes Cars with IV poles mounted to them) to patients at Children’s Hospitals around the country.
- Raise money to purchase a trailer for families to use at Primary Children’s Hospital.
- Maintain an open forum and blog on the foundations website for donors to stay informed , communicate and educate.
Medical cannabis (also referred to as medical marijuana, medicinal cannabis, Alepsia or many other names) is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The Cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long, documented history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back more than 2,500 years.
Cashy was the youngest Medical Cannabis patient in the United States. His parents were able to replace seven ‘scary and toxic drugs that were given to Cash as a nausea cocktail around the clock’ with 0.3 Milliliters of cannabis oil.
At the time, they decided to give Cash this safe and therapeutic medicine as he was so sick that he hadn’t eaten in over 40 days and was living on TPN and Lipids as intravenous nutrition, he vomited 8-10 times a day and could barely lift his head off the pillow.
Within two weeks of receiving the oil, Cash was eating, laughing, and had a quality of life we hadn’t seen in months.
Cash survived septic shock, stroke, pulmonary hemorrhage, pulmonary hypertension, all side effects of the chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants he had received. They were told after his 4th cardiac arrest episode he would have brain damage, organ failure and that he would ultimately die.
However, he did not die, and it was because of the cannabinoid therapeutics that he was receiving and their antioxidant and neuroprotectant capabilities.
Cashy was the first pediatric cancer patient to receive full cranial and spinal radiation without the use of any conventional nausea and pain medications. Once again Cashy was been given a quality of life that is not possible on pharmaceutical drugs and has had minimal side effects thanks to Cannabinoid Therapeutics and their patented Antioxidant and Neuroprotectant capabilities.
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.
For more information on Medical Cannabis, please visit United Patients Group.
UnitedPatientsGroup.com is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.
Grassroot organizations such as UtahCARE (Cannabis Awareness, Respect and Education) are working to share information on patients and families such as Cash and the Hydes.
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