A celebrity couple’s fight to get a marijuana-based treatment for their son’s epilepsy was aired on Channel 4 last night, sparking a huge reaction on social media.
Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker, together with son Max and daughter Honor, featured in the one-off Channel 4 film Can Cannabis Save Our Son?
It saw the one-time Sandwich residents share their family story for the very first time.
Steph and Dom Parker lived at the Salutation in Sandwich
They revealed how their son Max was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy as a baby and had been on various types of medication since the age of four.
He suffers several seizures every day, which has left him brain damaged and with a mental age of about five or six.
The couple had been given hope with the increasingly effective use of medical marijuana / CBD being shown to control epileptic seizures.
Yet the renowned ‘posh couple from Gogglebox’, like thousands of other UK families, are being refused this treatment for Max.
Max Parker, the 18-year-old son of Steph and Dom
Last night’s show followed the family around their home and on their travels around the UK and US talking to others who have secured controversial cannabis oil treatment.
And the show prompted an emotional reaction from fans and supporters of the families’ cause, even trending on Twitter at one point.