Medical marijuana changes life for Texas girl

By Jason Whitely, WFAA
May 19, 2015

“We’re not seeing symptom reduction. We’re seeing symptom elimination.”

DENVER – Growing up in Texas, the threat of seizures always prevented Alexis Bortell from riding a bicycle.

“There’s a big difference, because in Colorado I’ve had a decrease in seizures, and in Texas I had them every day,” the nine-year-old told us. No seizures means no restrictions on bikes.

A frightening seizure that Alexis experienced in February prompted the Bortells to move from Rowlett to a Denver suburb.

“I thought I was going to lose her,” dad Dean Bortell explained.

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