How far would you go to save your child? Joe, Erica and Emily Rollins have tested that idea.
The Rollins family moved from Indiana to Colorado to get Cannabis medical treatment for their daughter Emily. Emily was having literally hundreds of seizures a week. Cannabis reduced that to a couple a week. In order to save their child, the Rollins’s moved from Indiana, uprooting their lives and adding stress on to Emily. They are American refugees. Is this the Indiana we want, one where laws based on superstition outweigh the protection of our children? The worst part of this is that there are children all over the country that Cannabis is a safe, effective treatment for a number of illnesses and diseases. In 40% of the states, there’s a chance of treatment. But for the rest, they either suffer from chemical drugs and processes that frequently make the child worse, or they move.
Cannabis is proven good medicine! Let’s not turn our own people into refugees.
Face of Cannabis Profile:
EMILY ROLLINS, by Erica Rollins
Emily doesn’t have a diagnosis still. We have no cause for her epilepsy. It was infantile spasms in the beginning but now it’s just called idiopathic intractable epilpesy. She is a mystery
When she was 6 months old I asked the doctor to be honest. Should this diagnosis shorten her life expectancy? He yes yes. Most definelty. We were crushed.
Our hope for cannabis use is simply a better quality of life. Less seizures and more childhood. She is so amazing and We want everyday with her that we can have.
What we want the world to know is Emily is worth all of the heartache and suffering. She is incredible. She deserves a chance to live seizure less/free.
She misses her family in IN/KY and it’s not fair that we had to move across the country to be able to legally help her. Given the same situation I would expect any parent who truly loves their child would want and do the same as we did. Emily has taught us not to judge and form an opinion based on what we have been taught in the past. If we didn’t have Emily and she didn’t have epilpesy I don’t know if we would have ever considered cannabis therapy a serious and effective treatment.