Oil helps to keep epilepsy seizures at bay

‘Amaz­ing’ re­sults Fam­i­lies praise the treat­ment that has changed their lives

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Char­lotte Keen will be 30 next month, but she has the men­tal age of a year-old baby.

She has al­ways had se­vere learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, but aged 16 she was di­ag­nosed with epilepsy and has vi­o­lent seizures ev­ery three days. Af­ter the worst, it can take more than 24 hours to re­cover. Her mother Ch­eryl says it makes them pris­on­ers in their home in Hen­field, West Sus­sex.

Even­tu­ally, Ch­eryl says, the con­di­tion will kill her.

Char­lotte takes cannabis oil, which Ch­eryl or­ders over the in­ter­net, and she says it brought the time be­tween her seizures up to 11 days. “She was back to what she was like 10 years ago,” she says.

“What are we ac­tu­ally do­ing, when we’re get­ting it il­le­gally like this? Although it’s sup­posed to be tested and it’s sup­posed to be clean, you just don’t know, do you?”

Ch­eryl Keen, right, with her se­verely dis­abled daugh­ter Char­lotte, who suf­fers with epilepsy seizures which are curbed by medic­i­nal cannabis

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