Without further delay, please meet Kelly Gengler!
Nicole: "Say "Hi," Kelly!"
I am elated that PTSD is now a qualifying condition for medical cannabis. This will also be a wonderful healing process for family and friends of PTSD survivors because their health and mood can affect relationships and overall stability in life. Cannabis has helped me to cope with the stress of being a caregiver for someone who is medically fragile.
Realm of Caring made it’s way well across the Mexican border and into Guadalajara, June 2nd and 3rd. Tempting were the mariachis, and the margaritas, however, it was the first Latin American symposium on medical cannabis for medical professionals that eventually got us on a plane heading South to CannabiSalud 2017.
Autism One is an International conference in which vanguard researchers, novelty ideas and products geared toward those with autism hit the spotlight. The RoC had the privilege not only of having a booth but also of sitting on a panel with experts and doctors and furthermore of presenting some of the preliminary results of our Observational Research Registry (ORR) with Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Our son, Eli, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 5. He is currently 15 years old. He has had fine motor and developmental delays since he was born. He never had complete seizure control. When he approached adolescence, his seizures increased dramatically to at least one per week. We had difficulty controlling his seizures and his behavior became more and more erratic with the increased anti- seizure medications and frequent seizures. After more testing, we found out last year that he has a genetic disorder, which was helpful to explain many of the symptoms he has had, but upsetting because we knew the seizures would not be outgrown.
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I am undiagnosed. I have been fighting epilepsy, apparently, my whole life. I believe I have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which makes my story... interesting. I have had identified, undiagnosed "episodes" for 21 years. The impact these episodes have had on my life is only now beginning to be understood, even be myself.
To many, this is just a kid on a bike. Simple, right?
I can remember a boy who used to be terrified to leave the house, who couldn't go to the bathroom by himself, had fits of rage and had so many seizures every day that he couldn't finish a sentence. I can remember the day he decided to get on a swing. It was just one week after we started to use CBD. It was like meeting our kid for the first time. Just playing a game or drawing a straight line at 7 yrs old was impossible. It devastates parents and families as well...deeply.