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#HopeMatters Meet Paula and Jordan

Written by : Realm of Caring

Episode 1 of 7

Tune in tomorrow to hear the rest of Paula and Jordan’s story.

 

In 2013 Paula and Jordan made a decision that would forever change their lives. Leaving their family and friends in Ohio and moving to Colorado was something they never imagined. All in hopes of a treatment to control Jordan’s seizures caused by a catastrophic form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.

Her seizures started when she was 6 months old and by the time she was 18 Jordan had tried a dozen different pharmaceuticals and nothing controlled her seizures. On her worst day, she would have more than 70 grand mal seizures in a 12 hour period. Jordan’s mom, Paula, was desperate to find some relief for her struggling daughter.  “She’s living, but she’s living in a zone,” says Paula. Jordan was placed on palliative (hospice) care and the doctors said there wasn’t anything else they could do.

Paula heard about Charlotte Figi’s story and her success with cannabis, specifically CBD products, for Dravet Syndrome. But Paula didn’t know anyone in Colorado and thought it was crazy to pack up their lives and leave her husband and their other daughter in Ohio.

 

That’s when Paula said she asked for divine assistance and their path was made clear. Within a couple of months, they moved to Colorado and got started with cannabinoid therapies right away. Since then, Jordan has been able to wean off two pharmaceutical medications, one highly addictive. Jordan has improved cognitive function and better quality of life.

 

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