Children are adorable and extremely sweet, they live a life full of peace and happiness with no responsibilities and worries. They are the ones for whom we fight and I personally would give my life for my children. However, not all babies are lucky enough to live a stress-free experience. Some are meant to undergo severe pain and worry since the initial days of their lives.
Such is the story of Little Charlotte. Just three months after she was born, she was diagnosed with Dravet’s syndrome, which is a rare form of epilepsy. During this time, she suffered from her very first seizure that lasted for about 30 minutes at a stretch.
As she grew older and older, her seizures increased, and she started to suffer from multiple seizures each day that lasted for about 4 hours. By the time that she was at the age of two, Charlotte began to show signs of autism and cognitive decline. Often, she faced severe outburst leading to self-harm and injury and the reluctance of making eye contact with anybody around her. While she turned three, she already used a wheelchair and ceased to talk or eat.
Did the medications help?
Charlotte was treated using authorized medication and showed NO signs of improvement, on the contrary, the conditions worsened with time. She was on heavy-duty medication, which at one point of time led to a very difficult life. By the age of five, Charlotte was already suffering from 300 intense seizures a week that made her heart stop working quite a lot of times. Her grandfather started reading up and came across a story about a boy diagnosed with the same illness. The story lets them know about a way out using therapeutical cannabis. Since there was practically no other option left, Charlotte’s family decided to give it one last shot – trying a special cannabis on her that contain high concentration of CBD.
What were the results?
Once they tried this method, it was miraculous. Where not a single medicine worked for her and the conditioned worsened with each passing day, cannabis improved the condition terrifically. The seizures went from 300 times a week to absolutely zero in that first week of trying the new method out. Her mother was even quoted confessing that Charlotte’s brain started showing connections like never before in the previous years. As the medication worked wonders for her, her parents started looking out for somebody who could provide them with hemp oil on a long-term basis. This was when the Stanley brothers came into play.
What was the outcome?
The Stanley brothers were medical marijuana growers in Colorado. They made a mixture of industrial hemp and low THC cannabis. After her parents started giving this new medication to little Charlotte, they found the results almost immediately after using the strains. Seeing the strain working so well on Charlotte, the Stanley brothers re-named the medication to Charlotte’s web in her honor. It is the plant that produces the highest level of CBD (~20-25%) while keeping a very low THC ~1%.
Charlotte now leads a healthy life gradually with no amount of seizures affecting her. She gets seizures probably twice or thrice a week, can walk and usually talk, like any other girl. The news of her miraculous recovery spread everywhere, and many doctors around the globe are prescribing the use of cannabis for similar patients.