Oil helps to keep epilepsy seizures at bay
‘Amazing’ results Families praise the treatment that has changed their lives
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