The world’s youngest medical marijuana patient has seen a stunning turnaround since beginning her cannabis oil treatment.
In February, we detailed the gut-wrenching tale of the Nunez family and their then 2-month-old daughter Amylea. The Nunez family brought Amylea, who was suffering from seizures since the day she was born, to Colorado with the hope that cannabis oil (CBD) could save her life.
After four months of successful treatment, Amylea is now seizure free and the Nunez family has happily returned to their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nunez’s successful treatment was administered by the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, and Amylea becomes the latest and youngest child to seek and discover successful refuge from Colorado’s medical marijuana.
It’s both an astonishing and miraculous outcome for a baby that couldn’t even lift her head or leave an intensive care unit for the first months of her life. While she’s not cured, Amylea is alive, and that has her mother Nicole Nunez feeling thankful. Nunez says that
“I mean the day that we left New Mexico, I didn’t know what to expect or if I was going to bring her back home with me.”
While in New Mexico (which has medical marijuana), Amylea will keep consuming the Haleigh’s Hope CBD-rich hemp oil that has helped her survive and now thrive. While she still has trouble using her mouth to eat because the amount of seizures she experience at such a young age make it difficult for her to even grasp a baby bottle.
The family still intends to take visits to Colorado for checkups and treatment while pushing for easier access to this form of medicine in New Mexico. While Amylea may not be “cured” by cannabis in the sense that she still has to live with her condition, medical marijuana has certainly saved another very precious life.