Category Archives: child

Mother Fears Son Could Die As Brexit Stops Medical Cannabis Supply

Government gives two weeks notice that access to epilepsy treatment for nine-year-old Alfie Dingley will end. The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a rare and severe form of epilepsy has told how she fears her son could die after the government announced his supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine from the Netherlands would stop […]

Cannabis Oil: ‘I’ve Spent £34,000 To Keep My Epileptic Daughter Alive’

Tannine Montgomery says she has spent £34,000 and broken the law to keep her daughter alive. Six-year-old Indie-Rose, from Clare in Suffolk, has severe epilepsy and can have up to 50 seizures a month without medical cannabis oil. Since it was legalised two years ago, only a handful of NHS prescriptions have been issued. The […]

Telford Girl’s ‘Miracle’ Response To Medical Cannabis

A seven-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy has made an “amazing” recovery after beginning a medicinal cannabis oil treatment, her family said. Sienna Richardson, from Telford, was diagnosed with Landau Kleffner syndrome. The family secured a prescription from a private practice for her – which her mother said had been a “miracle”. They are […]

Medical Cannabis Has Saved My Daughter’s Life

Last January, my daughter Jorja became the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis. She was born with a severe form of epilepsy that had left her suffering over 30 seizures a day. By the age of just one, she was on a mix of six different drugs, including powerful sedatives not […]

Mother Of Epileptic 15-Year-Old Urges Government To Provide Medical Cannabis On NHS

Charlotte Caldwell pleads with health secretary Matt Hancock to ‘intervene and stop this torturous ordeal’. The mother of a 15-year-old boy who can suffer from hundreds of seizures a day has called on the health secretary Matt Hancock to intervene and allow him a prescription for medical cannabis on the NHS. Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy […]

Parents of Toddler With Severe Epilepsy Seek Legal Review of Cannabis Oil Guidelines

Charlie Hughes, 3, has rare condition called West syndrome, but NHS-approved medicines have been ineffective. The parents of a toddler with severe epilepsy are seeking a landmark judicial review of rigid guidelines that effectively prevent the NHS from prescribing medical cannabis oil, a substance that they say has allowed their son to live a much […]