Cannabis May Save Son but We Can’t Come Home to Castlederg, says Mother

A Castlederg boy could be saved from traumatic brain surgery that would take his memories and speech thanks to medicinal cannabis, his mother has said.

Eleven-year-old Billy Caldwell suffers from a life-threatening form of epilepsy that has seen him endure daily seizures that turn him blue and don’t stop unless he immediately gets medication and wears an oxygen mask.

For the past four months he’s been in Los Angeles with his mother, Charlotte, for specialist treatment.

He has been prescribed medicinal cannabis containing the cannabinoids Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is illegal in Northern Ireland.

– Read the entire article at Belfast Telegraph.