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[UPDATE] Family of Maggie, 17 Month Old Iowan With Chronic Seizures, Interviewed by News About Treating Daughter’s Seizures With Cannabis

As reported last week by WeedPress, the parents of Maggie Selmeski are moving to Colorado to get medical cannabis for their daughter’s seizures. Here’s some recent news articles about the struggle for Maggie’s health:

Shawn and Rachael touring the Denver Seminary, where Shawn will be pursuing a Master of Arts of Leadership, with a concentration in Worship. Photo from www.theselmeskis.blogspot.com

Shawn and Rachael touring the Denver Seminary, where Shawn will be pursuing a Master of Arts of Leadership, with a concentration in Worship. Photo from http://www.theselmeskis.blogspot.com

KAAL: Iowa Parents Hope to Give Medical Marijuana to 17-Month-Old:

KWWL television reports Maggie Selmeski, of Janesville, began having seizures at six weeks old. She continues, at 17 months, to have about 500 seizures a day. Doctors say she has infantile spasms, a specific type of seizure disorder. Four anti-seizure medications haven’t worked.

Her mother, Rachael Selmeski, says she’s moving to Colorado to gain access to medical marijuana in the form of an oil, which is given like medicine. It has low levels of THC, the chemical that makes people high. –Full article here

KWWL: Family hopes marijuana will stop 17-month-old’s seizures:

Maggie has more than 500 seizures every a day. They’re tough to spot, but devastating to her development. She’s 17 months old, but has the brain and motor development of a three-month-old infant. She can’t even hold her head up.

Her parents felt helpless, but then, they saw a CNN documentary about marijuana, called “Weed.”

In it, they saw kids just like Maggie, their seizures significantly reduced by medical marijuana.

“It just was like a light bulb,” Selmeski said. “We’re like, ‘yep, this is what we’ve got to do.”–Read KWWL’s article here

WHOtv: COLORADO MOVE: Toddler To Get Marijuana Treatment:Maggie Young

Parents in eastern Iowa are leaving the state to try and get a drug to stop their little girl from getting seizures.
Maggie Selmeski from Janesville is 17-months old and has been diagnosed with infantile spasms.

She’s been on four anti-seizure medications but nothing has worked.

Her parents told KWWL she has 500 seizures a day and has the brain and motor development skills of a three-month old. –Full article seen here

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