A case similar to the Charlotte Figi one, appeared in Latin America, more exactly in Mexico, where the life of three-year-old Emili Zoé Vargas gave an 180 degrees turn.
At her young age she suffers from the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a pediatric epilepsy syndrome characterized by multiple seizure types; mental retardation or regression; and abnormal findings on electroencephalograph. Barely two months after her birth, Emili got up to 40 epileptic seizures per hour, in addition to keeping it away from reality. Due to the syndrome, Emili began to present respiratory deficiency, so she could not move normally and always have to be under observation.
Seeing the situation of their daughter, Emili’s parents contacted with Graciela Benavides parents, better known as Grace, this little girl with epilepsy managed to open discussions like the CBD in Mexico for the treatment of crises. Once they met in Monterrey, Grace’s parents explained to them all the benefits the CBD had brought for their little one and more determined than ever they decided to apply for a permit to import cannabidiol at the end of 2015.
Due to financial issues, Emili’s parents could not obtain such therapeutic alternative but in January 2016 someone donated a bottle of CBD to them and the change on his daughter was immediate, as the seizures and fainting were stopped. Like the odyssey that the Figi family had to go through, Emili’s parents fought tirelessly for the health of their daughter. Although in Mexico the cannabis seed is legal, several doctors refused to administer the natural medicine due to the lack of knowledge on the subject, until they found Juan Pablo Morelos, a neurologist who agreed to initiate the treatment, now Emili’s been approximately two years with the natural treatment, while receiving physical therapies.
Today the little one enjoys an evident improvement in her health. Back in the day she used to have frequent infections and fevers, now she rarely gets sick and leads a much fuller and normal life. Now Emili can chew his food and interact with people like any girl of her age. This treatment, along with physical therapy which is essential to exercise her back and improve her position, improved her quality of life.
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