In a one-off special documentary, Channel 4 will investigate the struggles that Gogglebox duo Steph and Dom face behind closed doors.

On the outset, Steph and Dom are the nations hilarious, somewhat posh and often tipsy armchair critics.

However, they also have a son, Max Parker, who has severe epilepsy. The condition damaged his brain when he was a child, giving him the mental age of five.

Here is everything you need to know about Steph and Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son?

Steph and Dom Parker, with Max

Steph and Dom Parker, with Max

Who is Max Parker?

Max Parker is Steph and Dom’s 18-year-old son.

In his childhood, Max suffered a series of serious seizures.

They were so severe that it damaged his brain, leaving him with a mental age of five.

Max still suffers up to 130 seizures a day, any of which could be fatal. With conventional drugs tainted by powerful side effects, Dom and Steph started to look at other options in 2018.

Steph and Dom: Family

Steph and Dom also have a daughter, Honor, who is 15 years old.

Max also has a carer, who will feature on the TV show, and is very much a close part of the family.

Steph and Dom Parker, with their children, Max, 18, and Honor, 15.

Steph and Dom Parker, with their children, Max, 18, and Honor, 15.

Can Cannabis Save Our Son?

The 60-minute episode will explore the possibility of curing Max through medical marijuana.

Medicinal marijuana is used across the world to help reduce or even eliminate deadly seizures.

Although often in limited cases, it became legal to prescribe medical cannabis in the U.K in November 2018.

Can Cannabis Save Our Son? follows Steph and Dom as they explore this option, hoping to give their son a better quality of life.

They hope that cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a non-intoxicating marijuana extract, can help to ease Max’s seizures in a more natural and less harmful way than some of the conventional drugs that they have been trying for more than 10 years.

 

WATCH STEPH AND DOM: CAN CANNABIS SAVE OUR SON? ON CHANNEL 4 ON MONDAY NIGHT (JANUARY 28TH).

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