CHARLOTTE' S EB
Charlotte rig had her first seizure when she was 3 months old. Over the next
few mantis, the girl, affectionately called Charlie, had frequent seizures
lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.
By the time she was 3, Charlotte was having up to we grand mal seizures
every week. Eventually she last the ability tn walk, talk and eat.
The seizures were so severe Charlotte' s heart stopped a number of times.
Doctors suggested putting the child in a medically induced coma to give her
small, battered body a rest.
Hogfather, Matt rim, round a similar case mine in which medical marijuana
helped a hay' s seizures. The family decided to give it a try.
The rigs family soon heard about the Stanley mothers, one or Colorado' s
largest marijuana growers and dispensary owners. These six brothers were
crossbreeding a strain of marijuana low in THC, the compound in marijuana
that' s psychoactive, and high in can which has medicinal properties but no
The brothers started the Realm of caring Foundation, a nonprofit organization
that provides cannabis to adults and children suffering tram a hast or diseases.
Here Josh Stanley, right, gives CNN‘ s Dr, Sanjay Gupta a tour.
The firsttime Paige rig: gave her daughter, Charlotte, cannabis
oil, the child' s seizures stopped for seven days.
The ma mane strain Charlotte and 41 other people use to help their -
toms has been named after her. It' s called Charlotte' s Web.
Today, Charlotte is thriving. Her seizures are dawn to 2 to 3 per month,
almost solely in her sleep. She is walking, can feed herself and is talking
more and more each day, her parents say.
I literally see Charlotte' s brain making connections that
haven' t been made in years," Matt Figi said of his daugh-
ter. "I want other people, other parents, to know that this
is a viable option."