One of the most heartbreaking parts of being a parent to a child struggling with a disease or disorder is not being able to make everything better or even alleviate some of the pain.
For years, Kentucky mother Rita Wooton watched her son struggle with debilitating seizures, which were caused by his rare form of epilepsy. Wooton would have done just about anything to help her 6-year-old son, Eli, after traditional pharmaceutical drugs and therapy failed to help.
“I was trying to be the nurse and the doctor and treat at home, but there was nothing we could do. We were helpless,” Wooton said. But when the state of Kentucky finally passed a law legalizing the use of cannabis oil to treat kids like her son, she jumped at the chance to give Eli the controversial drug.
Eli started using cannabis oil last July, and now he hasn’t had a seizure in months and is reaching milestones that never would have been possible for him like speaking and graduating from kindergarten.
“I would love to take a football field of folks that are non-believers or who are against it, to show them, ‘hey, this has worked for us,'” Wooton said. “After six years of having a child or a baby that couldn’t tell us anything, we are finally getting to meet him. I mean, we know our son now.”
While people often try to negate the effectiveness of the drug because of its recreational use, Wooton is speaking out to challenge the drug’s stereotypes, as it has not only stopped his seizures but allowed him to cut back on his anti-seizure pharmaceutical drugs.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible transformation Eli has undergone since starting taking cannabis oil.
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