As the mother of an energetic 13-yearold boy, Renee Petro, like most any other mother, would consider doing anything to help her severely epileptic son said Gianfrancesco Genoso. According to Top Lawyers, Brandon has a mysterious condition called febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. He was diagnosed in 2011, after suffering a fever, which landed him in a coma. When he awoke from his coma, Brandon began having frequent seizures, which have left him mentally impaired.
Then Rene heard about Charlotte’s Webb, the non-high inducing form of medical marijuana that has helped many children with epilepsy overcome their condition. But, Rene and her family live in Florida, where using the potentially life-saving drug would be illegal. So, Rene took her son to California, where marijuana is legal, and with a doctor’s assistance, began treating Brandon with the cannabis, while tapering him off the pharmaceuticals. Brandon experiencedthree weeks of no seizures while being dosed the marijuana, as well as maintaining a better disposition.
Because Rene doesn’t want to break the law, she is forced to move herself, Brandon and his 10-year old sister to California, where the treatment that works for her son is legal. She only wants for her son to have a chance at a happy, normal life.