Episode 160: Forced To Leave Ireland To Get Cannabis For Her Daughter's Severe Epilepsy
Little Ava Barry developed a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome following a vaccination when she was four months old. With pharmaceutical medications unable to help her, doctors weren't sure she would live past the age of three. CBD oil is the only thing that helps her, but with cannabis being illegal in Ireland and the Irish government steadfastly refusing to intervene, the family is forced to leave the country. Listen to Vera Twomey from Ireland tell her daughter's story.