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ByMieko Perez

Mieko Hester-Perez is a Champion for Special Needs Families

Mieko Hester-Perez is a modern day warrior mom, a champion of special needs families. Every single day, her mission is to help families improve the quality of life for their loved ones through unconventional treatments and she has pledged to “leave no family behind.”

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Just this past Sunday night, Mieko was presented with the Chalice Festival’s Industry Dedication Award for her tireless work helping families with special needs children to better understand medical cannabis. Drawing on 20 years of legal experience, 15 years of special education knowledge, ongoing research, and her personal experiences navigating through treatment options for her own son, Mieko continues to help families throughout the world achieve positive results with cannabis.

Not your typical cannabis activist

Now, it should be mentioned, Mieko Hester-Perez is not your typical cannabis activist. She doesn’t wear tie-dye, wasn’t raised by hippie parents, and doesn’t use cannabis herself. Quite the contrary: she comes from a very conservative family that includes a long line of law enforcement. “I know I’m an unlikely cannabis advocate,” Mieko says, “being raised in South Orange County among other conservative constituents.”

Because of her professionalism and reliability, physicians who don’t normally recommend cannabis call Mieko to consult with patients’ families who are considering cannabis when all other treatments have failed. She understands and sympathizes with these families because she’s been in their shoes: before trying cannabis as a treatment, her son Joey had been on over 14 different experimental medications that did not work. Secondary to his autism, Joey was diagnosed with anorexia and malnutrition and it was Mieko’s extensive research into how to get him to eat that led her to bake a few batches of gluten-free cannabis edibles for her son. 

Not only did the cannabis edibles successfully improve Joey’s appetite, which led to improved nutrition and healthy growth, Mieko also noticed he began making eye contact on a more consistent basis, he had less aggression and became more productive in educational and home settings.

Not your typical cannabis activist

Now, it should be mentioned, Mieko Hester-Perez is not your typical cannabis activist. She doesn’t wear tie-dye, wasn’t raised by hippie parents, and doesn’t use cannabis herself. Quite the contrary: she comes from a very conservative family that includes a long line of law enforcement. “I know I’m an unlikely cannabis advocate,” Mieko says, “being raised in South Orange County among other conservative constituents.”

Because of her professionalism and reliability, physicians who don’t normally recommend cannabis call Mieko to consult with patients’ families who are considering cannabis when all other treatments have failed. She understands and sympathizes with these families because she’s been in their shoes: before trying cannabis as a treatment, her son Joey had been on over 14 different experimental medications that did not work. Secondary to his autism, Joey was diagnosed with anorexia and malnutrition and it was Mieko’s extensive research into how to get him to eat that led her to bake a few batches of gluten-free cannabis edibles for her son. 

Not only did the cannabis edibles successfully improve Joey’s appetite, which led to improved nutrition and healthy growth, Mieko also noticed he began making eye contact on a more consistent basis, he had less aggression and became more productive in educational and home settings.

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ByMieko Perez

Global Healthcare Conversations with Mieko Perez ft. Dr. David Wise

June 26, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

Dr. Wise began his business coaching and workplace consulting career in 1997. Since then, he has worked with numerous organizations in almost every industry and at every level. Such notable companies include Daimler-Chrysler, GMAC, Qualcomm, PPD & Abbott Labs.

He also worked with the government in varying capacities, including the GSA, Fish & Game, and Secret Service. His skill set of coaching C-Level executives and primary decision makers to successful goal and objective attainment made a name for himself as a thought leader, solutions provider, and forward thinker. Dr. Wise earned his Juris Doctorate in 2008, his Doctor of Management in 2002, and his MBA in 1998.

His experience in the following projects have contributed to his success as Chairman and Founder of Infinity Inc . Dr. Wise has been called upon for workplace morale, design, and structure in various capacities. He also developed a situational program for boosting productivity, creating self-awareness, increasing sales and efficiencies.

What is your personal story and mission that motivated you to work with cannabis?

I have always believed in the medicinal benefits of cannabis. My personal experience was the quarter sized mole on the top of my head that was discolored and irregular in shape. My doctor’s suggestion was to remove it surgically, However, that would have left a bald spot on my head.

So, I applied a topical treatment that we created and it completely removed the mole without a trace and did so in 3 months without regular application. Every doctor I show pictures too has a jaw dropping moment. In addition, I took on several clients to try cannabis as a medicinal alternative to pharmaceuticals, especially those recovering from or suffering from cancer.

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All of them reported lower inflammation, less pain, and better appetite. Just the relief they felt was enough for me to believe that a natural plant such as cannabis was necessary in our arsenal of medicines to provide relief from a multitude of ailments...

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