More Marijuana Miracles: Pot Stops Little Girl’s Seizures After Nothing Else Would
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Weed. Is there anything it can’t do? Well, other than be legalized on a national scale like it should be. It can’t do that on its own. Yet.
Here are the details of the great story, courtesy of MSN:
Charlotte Figi had her first seizure in 2006, when she was 3 months old. Her parents, Matt and Paige Figi, had every test conducted, yet no cause could be found. Years passed, and the seizures continued. Charlotte took medications, but she stopped developing cognitively. She was finally diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. Matt discovered the case of a boy with Dravet who’d been helped by low-level THC medical marijuana. By that point, Charlotte couldn’t walk, talk or eat, and she was having up to 300 grand mal seizures a week. Desperate to find a solution, Matt and Paige applied for a medical marijuana card, making Charlotte, then 5, the youngest applicant in Colorado. They gave her a small amount of cannabis oil. The seizures stopped. Now Charlotte takes the oil twice daily with food, has only a few seizures a week, and is walking, talking and riding her bike. “My thought now is why were we the ones that had to go out and find this cure? This natural cure?” says Matt. “How come [a doctor] didn’t make me aware of this?
The natural cure. Sounds a lot better than needles, tests and pills any day of the week. Good for Charlotte and her family on finding a way to help with her illness.