Pregnant Scots mum in cannabis oil plea as three family members suffer devastating illnesses
Half of the close-knit Newman family are battling serious health problems with mum Margaret’s condition now terminal.
A pregnant Glasgow mum has told how her family has been torn apart after three of her loved ones were diagnosed with devastating illnesses.
Half of the close-knit Newman family, from Castlemilk, are battling serious health problems, with mum Margaret’s condition now terminal.
Lindsey Newman, 32, fears her mum won’t be around to meet her granddaughter, due in April, and is desperately fundraising to raise money to buy her cannabis oil.
She said: “We just want to buy her some more time.
“The doctors haven’t given us an exact time but they said “not long”.
“I was with her when we received the news and hearing those words I just felt like my whole world had crumbled beneath me.
“I’m expecting a daughter in April and I want my mum to see her more than anything in the world.
“I don’t know how I’m going to do this without her.”
Despite battling cancer for almost five years and undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, mum-of-four Margaret was told her secondary cancer was terminal on Hogmany 2019 after finding out it had spread to her brain.
Margaret’s husband John, 64, also received the devastating news that he had throat cancer last year and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
In 2018, the couple’s son John, 34, was struck down with pneumonia.
The potentially deadly infection led to sepsis and John was hospitalised. He spent weeks in intensive care and was left paralysed as a result. He has been in hospital since.
Mum-of-one Lindsey added: “I have no words to describe what our family are going through right now, but what I can say is that this is the hardest thing we’ve ever had to face.
“The thought of living the rest of our lives without our mum is just too much to bare.
“I’ve never felt pain like it. The hole that will be ripped in our family will never be repairable.”
Lindsey and family believe they are on borrowed time with Margaret and believe their only hope is CBD oils.
Lindsey added: “We’ve been put in touch with someone who can supply her with the CBD oils and it’s the only hope we have.
“We hope this will give her more time.
“We are a family of limited means and wouldn’t normally ask for help but I would sell my soul if it meant even one extra day with mum by our side.
“I’m begging each and every one of you who knows and loves our mum, to give as much or as little as you can.
“She’s the most amazing woman to ever grace this earth and although she may be too good for this horrible world, I’m not prepared to let her go without a fight.”
To donate to the Newman family’s plight click here.