After moving from Ohio to Colorado with her family for cannabis treatments, an epileptic girl who was having up to 100 seizures a day has seen a drastic improvement.
After making the trip and starting on THCA treatment, 3 year-old Addyson saw her seizures drop by about 80 percent after just 2 days, according to her mother Heather Benton.
“It’s been fantastic,” Benton told WCPO. “Her seizures have gone from around 100 noticeable seizures a day to — the other day we counted, I think it was 19. We were down to 19.”
“She was walking with ease. It was really strange before [the treatment] she always walked like she was drunk. She just always swayed, she’d maybe make it five feet and fall,” Benton said. “And we noticed six hours after we put [the cannabis patch] on her, she wasn’t falling down. We noticed she started mimicking our hand gestures when we were talking. She started mimicking people on TV, the way that they talk, the way that they hold their hands.”
“To think of the hoops that we have to jump through to obtain this medicine is sad,” Benton said, lamenting the financial hardship the trip imposed on her family. “There are so many people who aren’t going to be able to afford this move and their child is not going to get the care that they need.”
“And it just seems so ridiculous now that we’re actually able to try it. Why is this being withheld from any child?” she added.
Watch WCPO’s report in the video below: