Sadie was born with a rare genetic disorder called Schnizel Giedeon Sydrome. By the time Sadie was three months old she was having as many as 300 seizures a day. Her parents would watch helplessly as prescription medications would not work. It may sound like an unorthodox choice to treat a baby's life-threatening seizures with a form of medical marijuana, but one Ramona family said it was their best choice after having tried everything else.
Now she wants to meet 'The Donald' to show him firsthand that cannabis is medicine. The family is organizing their own "Make-a-Wish" campaign to make it happen.
In an interview with a local San Diego news station, her mother was helpless when she said it was "pretty scary every time she had a seizure. I didn't know if it was going to be her last one." As their options dwindled, Sadie's parents made what some might consider a scary decision to try treating Sadie's seizures with small doses of medical marijuana known as CBD from a San Diego based company called Hemp Meds.
Sadie's parents said the medical marijuana helped her almost immediately. "It was amazing. Like a miracle," said Sadie's mother. CBD is a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that does not have any mind-altering effects associated with THC.
Sadie's parents said they understand other parents may criticize their choice, but it a life-changing decision that dramatically improved their daughter's life. Once others have walked in their shoes with no other options, they would understand.
Sadie's doctors said that since taking CBD she has also experienced a massive reduction in the number of tumors she had previously suffered from caused by her genetic disorder.
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