Charlotte Figi had her first seizure when she was 3 months old. Over the next few months the girl, affectionately called Charlie, had frequent seizures lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.By the time she was 3, Charlotte was having up to 300 grand mal seizures every week. Eventually she lost the ability to walk, talk and eat. The seizures were so severe Charlotte’s heart stopped a number of times. Doctors suggested putting the child in a medically induced coma to give her small, battered body a rest.
The first time Paige Figi gave her daughter, Charlotte, cannabis oil, the child’s seizures stopped for seven days.
Matt Figi said of his daughter that he literally saw Charlotte’s brain making connections that haven’t been made in years, he wants other people, other parents, to know that this is a viable option.
Today, Charlotte is thriving. Her seizures are down to 2 to 3 per month, almost solely in her sleep. She is walking, can feed herself and is talking more and more each day, her parents say. The marijuana strain Charlotte and 41 other people use to help their symptoms has been named after her. It’s called Charlotte’s Web.