After five weeks of taking cannabis capsules from Canada, however, Kate’s condition has already begun to improve:
“Seeing your daughter fall apart before your eyes is heartbreaking.
Heartbroken: Sandra and her brave daughter, Kate
“Since she started taking cannabis oil, we are already seeing some positive changes.
“The right side of Kate’s body was completely frozen but now she’s slowly able to move her right leg and arm.
Kate’s post-surgery scar
“Her mouth was also dropping down to one side and it’s now back to normal.
“There’s no doubt in my mind it’s down to the cannabis oil.
“Even the nurses who visit daily said they are noticing a difference, although it’s still early days.”
Inspired by her daughter’s recovery, Sandra is now campaigning to legalise cannabis for medical use, allowing desperate patients like her daughter easier access:
“It’s helping ease the pain Kate’s experiencing. We realise she’s still very ill but I know I’m doing the right thing.
“I’m going to do whatever I can to give her every chance to beat this. If that means breaking the law, so be it.
“Before she started taking the drug, things were so bad that we thought Kate wouldn’t last. She struggles to do the smallest things and it’s so frustrating for her.
Kate Mundford (right) with her sister Beth
“Her decline happened very quickly. In November, we thought she was going to be fine, and then she just went downhill.”
Sandra turned to cannabis when there seemed to be no hope.
Surgeons were able to remove 80% of Kate’s initial tumour, along with four litres of fluid.
Within months, however, the mass had grown back.
Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy tablets also failed to reduce the growth.
It was only then that the family began looking into medical cannabis.