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Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...Full Story >
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A Madison family has ended up in the middle of Alabama's medical marijuana debate.
Madison mom Gena Dalton and her daughter Charlotte are constantly fighting seizures caused by Charlotte's Dravet Syndrome. Medications notwithstanding, Gena finds herself calling her doctor more often.
During a recent seizure, Gena said Charlotte stopped breathing. "It pretty much scared me to death. I thought she was going to die. That's when he said, ‘You know, there's a few studies going on in another state, maybe you should look into it.'"
Those studies involve CBD oil, made from a strain of cannabis – marijuana, and illegal in Alabama. In the upcoming session, the state legislature will take up a bill sponsored by Madison Representative Mike Ball to legalize CBD oil, which may help with seizures, but does not provide a high.
It's called "Carly's Law" for a Shelby County girl battling a similar seizure disease. Representative Phil Williams said that if it truly helps people, he hopes the legislature will give Carly's Law a serious look.
The Daltons acknowledge that even if they succeed, there are no guarantees. They say it is an effort worth making.
"There's a very real possibility that it won't work. If it doesn't, then we'll just take the next steps and try the next round of drugs. Hopefully it's enough to keep her out of the hospital and keep her alive," Gena said.
A Redstone chemist and former cheerleader, Gena said her own situation seems pretty strange, but "when the seizures start coming every day, and you're sitting there holding her saying ‘hang with me baby, just stay with me…' you get to the point that I would try this."
The Daltons said they are seriously considering a move, at least temporarily, to Colorado, where CBD oil is legal. Some families have already relocated there to get treatment for their children. Gena said that in children who have tried it, the oil has an 85% success rate in stopping seizures.
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >