“She’s the meaning of true love, patience, hope and faith,"
The Higueras never thought that they would be celebrating Sadie’s 5th birthday, after doctors told them they didn’t expect her to survive past the age of two. Sadie was born with Schnizel-Giedion Syndrome.
Prescription medication had run it’s course and most had terrible side effects that made her condition worse.
“Her neurologist said at an appointment, ‘You know, there’s nothing else left to try with Sadie and we suggest you give her a drug that will most likely end her life — she’ll pass away within the next two months.’ It was that evening on the way home that we decided to try medical cannabis,” Brian said.
“It was probably about 10 minutes after giving it to her that I noticed she wasn’t shaking as much, that her eyes weren’t trembling. They were kind of following me.”
“The CBD, the cannabis, it gave us hope. And we were just starting it as a compassionate care [option] to see her off peacefully. So when she started doing better, it just warmed my heart so much,” Brian explained.
While Sadie will never live a normal life the CBD oil has given some hope and has eliminated inflammation, pain and seizures, and has allowed her to attend school, celebrate her 5th birthday and to see her personality shining back through.