Alexis Bortell, a 9-year-old girl from Texas, has had to move to Colorado in order to seek treatment for her seizures through medical marijuana. She had been on her new medicine for 33 days without experiencing any seizure symptoms.
The streak ended after a minor three minute seizure the other morning. It happened while Alexis had a cold.
Her father, Dean Bortell, says that her longest good ‘streak’ on pharmaceuticals was a couple of days. “We thought if we could get down to one ‘episode’ a week it would be a miracle. Monday marks four weeks and zero symptoms. We are completely amazed,” Dean states. “It is important to note that this ‘symptom elimination’ has been achieved using Haleigh’s Hope and THC oil with zero side effects.”
Haleigh’s Hope is a strain of concentrated cannabis which has been extremely effective at helping to manage epilepsy symptoms. The family has also been dosing Alexis at lower level, meaning that she had experienced such a success while not even taking full doses.
Asked whether Alexis will ever be able to live in Texas again, Dean says that depends entirely upon whether or not Texas passes a comprehensive medical marijuana law which would allow her to access the medicine she needs to ensure her quality of life.