The family of a nine-year-old Toronto girl say a special form of medical marijuana is helping her cope with a rare genetic condition that causes severe seizures.
Ava Calandra, 9, was born two weeks late and weighed less than five pounds (2.25 kg). Her parents soon noticed she wasn’t eating properly and struggling to breathe.
“I called my husband at work and I said: ‘I’m taking Ava to SickKids Hospital and I’m not leaving until they tell me what’s wrong’ and thank goodness I did,” Antonella Calandra, Ava’s mother, told CTV Toronto. Ava Calandra is overcoming some major obstacles despite a rare genetic condition that causes severe seizures and means she is non-verbal. After numerous tests, Ava was diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn […]