The family of a woman who died of cancer say her life was prolonged long enough to meet her first grandchild thanks to cannabis oil.
The grandmother was initially given the all clear but another scan revealed that the cancer had in fact spread throughout her body.
Having been told that the cancer was now terminal , Mrs Campion started taking two 1g CBD (Cannabidiol) capsules daily in a bid to defy the odds and live long enough to meet her first grandchild.
The mother-of-two from Kinmel Bay fulfilled her dying wish and not only did she live long enough to see her grandson Oliver being born, she also was there for his first birthday. And she lived to discover her youngest daughter Georgina was pregnant with a baby girl.
Sadly Mrs Campion, a former florist and office manager, passed away on August 4, three days after choosing a name for baby number two – Olivia.
Her husband, Paul Campion, who owns a tattoo parlour in Kinmel Bay said: “Vanessa was an amazing person, she was bubbly and her smile was infectious.
“No matter what she was going through she was always more worried about everyone else.
“People tell me they know how I feel but they don't – it's not the same as losing a grandmother or grandfather, I've lost my wife in her prime and now I'm on my own.
“My family are keeping me going and knowing that I'll have my first granddaughter in January keeps me strong.
“I guarantee it was the cannabis oil that kept Vanessa with us for nearly two years after she was told her illness was terminal.
“She was first diagnosed in 2016, she was given the all clear but then another scan revealed that the cancer had spread throughout her body and they told us it was terminal.
“When Georgina found out she was pregnant we asked the nurses if they thought Vanessa would be here long enough to meet her first biological grandchild .
“They just said that quite often when people set a goal they reach it but they later said that they never expected her to live as long as she did.
“Not only did she get to meet Oliver but she got to spend 13 amazing months with him thanks to the cannabis oil.
“The fact that she also lived long enough to know that we were having our first granddaughter is very special to us, Vanessa always wanted a granddaughter.”
A fundraising page has now been set up to raise money for the cancer wards at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Mrs Campion's memory.
Mr Campion added: “I am eternally grateful to the staff at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for everything they did.
“The compassion they showed was just fantastic.”
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