Cannabis Patient Success Stories

Meet the patients who's lives have been changed by cannabis.

 

Jayden David

When he was just a baby, 6-year-old Jayden David was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, which causes him to have violent seizures several times a day. The seizures were so bad that they prevented him from walking, playing with friends and essentially living a normal life. He’s been rushed to the hospital by ambulance at least 40 times. To combat the disease, Jayden was prescribed 12 different medications that he has to take every day. In all, he took 22 pills a day.

 

At one point Jayden had seizures almost 24 hours a day, lasting an hour and a half. At one point, Jaydons dad told the doctors that he didn't think Jayden was going to make it. He couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, he couldn't go to the bathroom, he could hardly do a thing. As a last resort, Jason David opted to try a liquid form of high CBD cannabis to treat Jayden’s seizures. It worked. The day that Jayden used cannabis for the first, he was seizure free!

 

Vivian Wilson

Vivian suffers from a rare and incurable seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome. This genetic disorder causes children like Vivian to have numerous types of seizures, including life threatening tonic clonic seizures that last up to 40 minutes. The rescue medicines used to stop these seizures can, and have, caused Vivian to stop breathing. Additionally, pharmaceuticals used to prevent Vivian's seizures are highly addictive and have a complex list of side effects, including developmental impairment. One medicine that has been proven to be extremely effective in preventing seizures and allowing children to developmentally advance is medical cannabis. In states like Colorado and California, where the laws are both compassionate and comprehensive, hundreds of children are benefiting from a type of marijuana that does not get them high. These strains of marijuana have elevated levels of a non psycho active cannabinoid called cannabidiol (CBD) and very low levels of the psycho-active component THC. -Learn more at: http://lettersforvivian.org/

Zaki Jackson was 6 months old when doctors diagnosed him with a form of epilepsy so severe that it sparked as many as 250 seizures a day. After 10 years and 17 medications, Zaki wasn’t getting any better. Then, finally, his doctor wrote a prescription for a medication that calmed the electrical storms in Zaki’s brain. The surprise was that it wasn’t for a standard anti-seizure medication — it was a prescription for cannabis.

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