POSTED 6:34 AM, MARCH 26, 2015, BY STAFF WRITER, UPDATED AT 06:36AM, MARCH 26, 2015
DALLAS , Texas (KDAF) — Nine-year-old Alexis Bortell wants to be the poster girl who gets medical marijuana legalized in the Lone Star State.
“I think that it should be legal in Texas because every child should live a normal life,” Alexis Bortell told NewsFix last month.
We first talked to Alexis a year ago. For most of her life, she’s been dealing with daily epileptic seizures. Her parents were told by a specialist and doctors medical cannabis might stop them.
But getting the drug they needed wasn’t easy.
“We’ve always said if Alexis’ health or life was in danger we would leave,” her father Dean Bortell said.
After a scary epileptic episode last month, the Bortells made the difficult decision to relocate to Colorado where Alexis has access to the medicine she needs.