HALLANDALE, Fla. – Six-year-old aspiring ninja warrior, EJ Francis, began his first round of chemotherapy treatment on Friday to combat a growing inoperable brain tumor, and Green Roads, a Florida-based CBD Products supplier has made a pledge to help offset the cost of his treatment.
Beginning Friday, Green Roads pledged to match up to $10,000 in new donations made to a GoFundMe campaign, which was set up to help cover the cost of Francis’ medical expenses. The campaign has been ongoing since Aug. 2017 and has raised over half of its $20,000 goal.
“We’re proud to support EJ and his family, as he continues his battle against this devastating condition,” said Arby Barroso, co-founder of Green Roads. “Even with health insurance medical expenses can be overwhelming. We’re asking the community to join #TeamEJ and help provide the resources needed to cover his treatment.”
Doctors discovered the brain tumor in early Dec. 2015 after Francis developed abnormal hypersalivation. Since then, Francis’ family members have worked with doctors to find the best treatment methods for his condition.
Shortly after his diagnosis, Francis developed a pattern of severe seizures, sometimes suffering multiple episodes per day. With the seizures becoming more common, Francis’ mother reached out to Green Roads for help. Since then, Green Roads has donated CBD oil from their Green Roads Wellness product line, which has been found to help with reducing the persistence of Francis’ seizures.
“Green Roads has been so generous to us in providing some of the medicine EJ truly needs, free of charge. One of Green Roads founder’s himself, Arby Barroso, has helped make sure all EJ’s treatments are lab-tested and thoroughly checked for safety,” said Jennifer O’Neill, EJ’s mom. “Many of these expenses however still add up to a large expense. EJ needs these treatments to live. We are spending every penny we can to make sure he not only lives but is happy and healthy.”
Francis faces a long road to recovery, however he hopes to overcome his brain tumor and one day compete on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.”
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About Green Roads:
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, Green Roads is a leading manufacturer and supplier of CBD oils finished goods in the U.S. and abroad. The company offers botanical and natural, plant-based nutritional supplements designed to treat and alleviate a range of health conditions. Green Roads’ products are available online and in select health and wellness retailers. Additionally, Green Roads’ Wellness product line is available by prescription from over 1,000 healthcare providers.