Our Daughter Emily had her first seizure on the day of the DTAP Vaccination at 5 months old. She’s now 10 years old and for the last 9 years she’s had thousands of seizures and has failed 13 medications at full dose and long term trial. In addition she’s also been on very strict diets and received stem cell shots and countless other alternative medications of which all have failed to control her seizures. What we got from all of the above treatments and medications has been severe negative side effects, and addiction to the pharmaceutical drugs.
These negative side effects are severe Speech regression, loss of weight and appetite, severe learning disability, social disability, behavioral delay, and physical delays and absolutely no seizure control with the drugs.
We’ve spent the last 2 years trying to wean her off of the drugs since they’re not working and causing more damage, but there’s such an addiction to the drugs that she’s having major withdrawals that include anxiety, panic, anger, migraine headaches, nausea, cramps, insomnia, to name a few.
This is our little girl we’re talking about. Imagine seeing your child go through all of these symptoms and have seizures to top them off. CAN YOU? Will you please imagine this happened to your child or loved one? Please do for a few minutes, because only then you’ll be able to hear our cry and hopefully understand what it is we’re asking of you.
About 2 years ago, I learned about Cannabidiol (CBD) oil through a Discovery channel documentary and spent over a year trying to find it in California to try it for my daughter but had little or no success. There was no stable, safe, sustainable, product in any of the collectives I walked into and I walked into almost all of them statewide. I started researching the effects and benefits and in the meantime I saw another documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta called WEED, on CNN and it was about a little girl named Charlotte Figi who had very successfully treated her seizures by using high CBD oil.
Emily’s now been using this high CBD oil for 8 months and is almost medication free with only one more medicine to taper off and has experienced over 50% seizure reduction and significant improvements in her development and speech and learning ability. Nothing in the last 10 years has helped her half as much as the CBD oil. Her teams of doctors are amazed with her progress and results and are collecting data for their studies and they are on board.
I have since partnered up with the Colorado nonprofit foundation called The Realm of Caring, in hopes of helping the hundreds, if not thousands, of children in California who now desperately need this CBD oil and I am challenged with finding a city or county that will allow us the rights to open a resource center and dispense this life saving oil to families. We have no other option left. Our doctors have directly and indirectly told us that they’re out of treatment options and have left us with no hope for a future for our children. The fatality rate is too high for these kids and we need to help them anyway we can.
I am a father trying to save my daughter’s life.
Respectfully, Ray Mirzabegian