By Dave Philipps
Sydni Yunek, 9, helps her mother, Holli Brown, decorate their Christmas tree Friday, December 6, 2013. Two months after her first dose of cannabis oil, Sydni’s seizures have dropped and she went nine days, a personal record, without a seizure. While Sydni is still experiencing some fluctuation in how she is feeling, Brown has noticed much improvement. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
This is the first Christmas that the Swann family won’t spend with extended family in Alabama – a situation that makes members shake their heads in disappointment and tear up with joy.
They can’t go home because they moved to Colorado Springs this fall to treat their daughter Allie’s severe epilepsy with a marijuana oil that is illegal in Alabama. But, they say, their sorrow is overwhelmed by the joy they feel seeing their daughter’s rapid improvement.
After three weeks of taking the oil, her seizures are drastically reduced.