Jill Haas Says Medicinal Marijuana Will Help Her Daughter’s Seizures

Published on Jan 10, 2014 Testifying before the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee on January 9, Jill Haas told legislators her four-year-old daughter started having seizures shortly after she was born. Haas said she’s exhausted all medical options and feels medicinal marijuana would help her child live a higher quality life.

Medicinal Marijuana a Last Hope for Sick Kids

Published on Jan 10, 2014

Testifying before the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee on January 9, Josh Stanley, a cannabis cultivator and founder of the Realm of Caring Dispensary in Colorado, told the story of a five year-old-child named Charlotte. The girl suffered from up to 400 seizures a week caused by an intractable form epilepsy. Doctors tried 18 different drugs to control her seizures but relief only came when Charlotte’s parents turned to medicinal marijuana.

A Dream is a Wish that Your Heart Makes

Daniela’s Wish …. No more twitchies! A mother’s story of living with the challenges of her daughter’s seizure disorder — Dravet Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy.

Funny thing, but I knew from conception that I was going to have a girl and I would name her Daniela (in honour of my husband’s sister, may she rest in peace). My husband believed I ‘willed the baby’ to be a girl, our special angel. Little did we know how special Daniela would be! As a first time mom, I doted on my little one…with every cry, with every whimper, I was there for her. Even when my own mom would say ‘let her cry it out…don’t pick her up right away…she has to learn to soothe herself…thankfully I did not listen. I wanted to be with her always, to protect her, to swaddle her, to love her. And on that fateful day, February 10, 1993, when she cried out to me from waking from her afternoon nap, I ran to her…I couldn’t wait to be with her. But when I went to her crib, what I found changed my life; my daughter’s life; our family’s life….Daniela was lying limp, unresponsive, unconscious and [...] continue the story