A doctor in the United Kingdom (UK) saw a suffering child and made the decision to save his life. He had to break the law to do so.
Billy Caldwell is an 11-year-old boy who has been plagued by debilitating epileptic seizures since he was four months old.
“Billy has intractable epilepsy,” said Charlotte Caldwell, Billy’s mother, in an interview with Marijuana.com. Charlotte added that Billy could have up to 100 seizures a day, and making matters worse, Billy seizures are classified as status epilepticus. “That means when Billy goes into a seizure he cannot come back on his own, I have to give him rescue medication and put oxygen in him because he goes blue.”
Billy was on pharmaceuticals which stopped his seizures for eight years. When the seizures started happening again in early 2016, Charlotte tried desperately to get a medical evaluation within the UK, but due to long waiting lists, she was not able to do so. She then contacted a specialist in Los Angeles who had examined her son previously, to see what could be done in the United States. “I called him in Los Angeles and he said we would see Billy, so we went.”
After an intense evaluation in June of…