Stephanie and Dominic Parker have filmed a new show about their struggle to help son Max, 18
Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker have filmed their heartbreaking journey to see if cannabis van help their seriously ill son.
The couple have shared their struggle to help their son Max, 18, who suffers from epilepsy, in a new documentary.
Max has had the condition since he was four and suffers more than 100 seizures a day.
The couple have filmed a new Channel 4 show documenting the use of medical marijuana and exploring whether it could help relieve Max’s symptoms.
Steph, 52, told the Daily Mail : “‘People say to us: ‘Are you going to give your child cannabis?’
No, we are not! Medicinal cannabis is produced in laboratories and all the psychotics and hallucinogens, anything that some might regard as the fun stuff that gets you high, all that has been taken out.”
Max has suffered irreparable brain damage after years of seizures, and Steph insists they are not looking for a miracle cure.
She explained: “I would love to see him able to develop relationships and make friends with people his own age.”
Steph added: “Unfortunately, Max is in the sniper alley for that, when you factor in his puberty, age and condition. At this point in his life, it is a terrible, perfect storm.”
Dom, 54, added: “I would just love to have a conversation with him.”
Max needs 24 hour care and the couple live in fear that he may suffer a severe seizure and never wake up – known as SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy).
The couple are also parents to a daughter Honor, 15.
Medical marijuana hit the headlines after two high-profile cases of parents wanting to use it to help their sick children.
Autistic Billy Caldwell, 13, had his medical marijuana confiscated, while Alfie Dingley, eight, who has epilepsy was granted a prescription to use a cannabis-based medication after his mother found it improved his condition.