"Robbie and the Fight of His Life"
Robbie and the fight of his life
What is MS?
MS is a disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The exact cause of MS is unknown. There are probably several factors that together determine whether someone gets MS. For example, there are indications that heredity and viral infections play a role, but no one knows exactly what it is.
Words from Robbie:
“I am 36 years old and was 23 years old when I was diagnosed with MS. I have been fighting for my life for 13 years. In the beginning after my diagnosis I had few complaints except reduced vision. A few years later, I started experiencing more symptoms such as tired legs, back pain, fatigue and nerve pain. I then started to use cannabis more, because I soon found out that because of the THC I had less pain, more energy and was less nauseous, which also made me eat a lot better. About 5 years ago I was introduced to hash oil/THC and that turned out to be a true miracle cure!”
Robbie was 23 when he was diagnosed with MS, when his symptoms got worse and he started to experience more problems he started experimenting with THC/Cannabis. He soon found out that he experienced a lot less pain, had a lot more energy and was a lot less nauseous, so he also had a much better appetite. A few years ago he became acquainted with “hash oil” and since then he swears by the positive effect of THC and calls it a “miracle cure” himself!
Robbie and current medications:
Robbie gets an intravenous drip (ocrevus) every six months, this ensures that the process does not accelerate, but unfortunately it will not stop it. The medicine that is given is not enough for Robbie to get the quality of life that he has with hash oil.
Kickboxing with MS?
Kickboxing is Robbie's passion, he uses THC and hash oil for training to demolish the training! Where others could not get off the couch, this is what he needs to get out of his chair! Robbie is trained by multiple world kickboxing champion and '2020 Dutch Fighter of the Year' Sar èl de Jong and says the intensity of the training gives him the strength and perseverance to continue his battle with MS.
Robbie wants to stress something to you:
'You can have a hard time, be in pain, find it annoying, give up, but I can tell you that you are not pathetic, you are a warrior too! No matter how bad the situation is, you have to do something. That something is heavy means it is a challenge and what I want to impress upon you is that no challenge is impossible, strength is greater than pain!'
Robbie- “Perseverance is in my character. But life with MS is by no means easy. My future prospects are of course not rosy, but I will continue to fight and not give up!”