Nine-year-old Alexis takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

AUSTIN — Alexis Bortell will tell you she’s a pretty normal kid.

The 9-year old from Rowlett enjoys cartoons, playing with her younger sister and playing golf. Yet in addition to the usual concerns of a kid her age, she’s also fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy.

Alexis’ father Dean Bortell, a U.S. Navy veteran, says Alexis’ first seizure happened at their Rowlett, Texas home in July 2013.

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