By the age of two, Dominique Merrow has already suffered over 400 seizures. He has as many as 15 a day. He and his family are moving to Colorado after trying high CBD, low THC cannabis oil and witnessing a miracle. The seizures have almost completely stopped.
A devastating disorder
This two-year-old little boy suffers from Sturge-Weber disease, which is a rare neurological and skin disorder that causes seizures and glaucoma. His mother, Emily, said no medication was working to help him. His father, Edward, dotes on him every chance he gets, afraid that each moment could be his last.
“What scares me is that on a daily basis, I could lose him. One more seizure can take him away from us.” – Edward, Dominique’s father
“Seizure after seizure, he couldn’t function. He couldn’t learn anything. He’s two and a half and he’s still learning to walk.” – Emily, Dominique’s mother
Despite the fact that it is illegal in Missouri, the Merrow’s decided to try cannabis oil for his condition, and after two months, the results were miraculous. At one point he was having 15 seizures a day, but now he is down to maybe one a week.
Hemp is not enough
Dominique’s family lives in Missouri, which only allows for ‘hemp extracts‘, which aren’t strong enough for his condition. To give an idea of just how devastating the disease is, his family shared a video of one with the world.
The boy’s parents know the treatment is illegal, and so they plan to move to Colorado to continue with the new medicine legally, as soon as they can. Edward Merrow has come to terms with the situation.
“I can go to prison today. But I’m willing to go to prison today to save my son’s life. Him being born on my birthday, that’s my birthday present, and to see my little boy struggle. It hurts.” – Edward
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