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Charlotte Figi, girl whose epilepsy treatment sparked CBD movement, dies at 13 of probable coronavirus

Added 04-09-20 09:13:02am EST - “Charlotte Figi, the girl whose search for a treatment for her severe epilepsy helped spark the medicinal CBD movement, has died of what is probably coronavirus. She was 13.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Charlotte Figi, girl whose epilepsy treatment sparked CBD movement, dies at 13 of probable coronavirus”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Charlotte Figi, the girl whose search for a treatment for her severe epilepsy helped spark the medicinal CBD movement, has died of what is probably coronavirus.

“Charlotte is no longer suffering,” read the Facebook announcement, posted by a family friend on the girl’s mother Paige Figi’s page. “She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love. Please respect their privacy at this time.”

“Our family is grateful for the outpouring of love while we mourn the loss of our Charlotte,” she wrote. “Charlotte had a catastrophic form of early childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. We are moved by the continual impact that Charlotte’s life has made shedding light on the potential of cannabis for quality of life.”

UPDATE FROM PAIGE: Our family is grateful for the outpouring of love while we mourn the loss of our Charlotte....

Before CBD oil, the Colorado Springs girl was plagued with massive, gran mal seizures, as many as 300 a week at age 5, due to the severe form of epilepsy she had. She used a wheelchair, suffered cardiac arrest repeatedly, and had trouble speaking.

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