Charlotte Figi suffered her first seizure when she was three months old and on Wednesday, her mother’s Facebook page updated a previous post to announce “she is seizure free forever.” Charlotte was hospitalized earlier this month due to pneumonia, causing her seizures to return and resulting in respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. She died on April 8, 2020.
Diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in infancy, her parents, Paige and Matt Figi, turned to medical marijuana as a last resort to help their daughter. They started researching cannabidiol, or CBD, and enlisted a group of brothers in Colorado to breed a special strain of medical cannabis for Charlotte. Using the oil extract from fully grown plants, Charlotte, then five, went from having a seizure every 30 minutes to not having one for seven days after starting the treatment.
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