Letter: The dangers of marijuana are real to my family
For those who approve of marijuana being legal, how would you like to have been in my shoes on April 3, 2011?
I received a call from Orlando Regional Medical Center that my son was in the emergency room. A doped-up man had hit his car, and the horrific impact of the drugged driver going 63 mph through a stop sign caused my son’s heart to take a blow. An expert cardiologist brought him back to life and called me to ask if he could operate immediately; otherwise he did not believe my son would survive, as a large clot had formed in his heart.
He was in intensive care when I arrived the next day. For another three months I stayed by his hospital bed daily. I was at the hospital when I was told he had had a stroke on the left side from the brain bleed. He was paralyzed on that side.
My son is handicapped for the rest of his life, living on half the income he had from working at Disney, trying to pay his mortgage and all expenses and each month he comes up short.
So I say to all legislators and Free Staters: Beware of the drugs you want freely approved.
HARRIET E. CADY