Hope for Harper: How a Little Girl With CDKL5 Epilepsy Helped Bring Medical Marijuana to Latin America

The story of my daughter Harper is that everybody’s life, even if they have special needs, has a purpose.

My daughter Harper Elle Howard was born on April 12, 2010, with a very rare, non-hereditary, life-threatening genetic disorder called CDKL5 epilepsy — at just two weeks old, she started experiencing seizures that were so severe, my husband Dustin and I (and Harper’s big sister Lily) were very frightened.

We were just a couple from Carrollton, Texas, and were totally unprepared for what lay ahead. But Harper’s journey held more in store both for others and for our family than we ever could have imagined.

When does your absolute terror as a parent turn into an inspiring story for people around the world? While you’re living it, it’s impossible to tell …

– Read the entire article at Huffinton Post.