Elijah was born a healthy,happy, beautiful baby boy June 20th 2012. Never could I ever imagine 6mos later that our lives would change forever. Jan 7th 2013 just 1 day after his 6mos immunizations Elijah woke from a nap with continuous body jerks. We were 1st told it was caused by fever and would most likely not happen again. 1mos later he began having them again only they didn't stop. He began having them everyday 1000s a day. He had severa,l tests done with no answers. Aug 26th 2013 he woke us up @ 530 in the morning in a full blown gtc face down & turning blue. He seized for over 2hrs we almost lost him. He was intubated and kept in a medical induced coma. More test were ran and we finally got answers Elijah was diagnosed with a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is a form of epilepsy that deals with multiple types of seizures, seizure triggers, developmental delays, sensory issues, and many other health issues. Elijah had his 2nd prolonged seizure July of 2014 & again we almost lost him. He seized for over 3 hrs. He was intubated and kept in a medical induced coma for 4days. He is on 3 pharmaceutical meds that can cause more harm than good to his body. (Ex.. liver & kidney failure, bone density) This is why we need your help. We need to get Elijah medical cannabis. A medicine made from a natural plant that won't harm him but will help him. For more information on Dravet you can go to Dravet Syndrome foundation page. Thank you From our family to yours.
- The Smiths Holli&Jeremiah+6
- AJ Hague
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