opensocietyfoundationsValentina, 2 years old, comforts her sister Grace in the playroom of their house in Monterrey, Mexico, on August 12, 2015.
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Valentina, 2 years old, comforts her sister Grace in the playroom of their house in Monterrey, Mexico, on August 12, 2015. Grace lives with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that begins in childhood and is characterized by frequent intense epileptic seizures. After years of cycling through anti-convulsive medications that did not help, her family was desperate to try an experimental medicine, prohibited in Mexico, known as Cannabidiol (or CBD). After a legal battle with Mexican authorities, they were finally able to import the medicine from the United States. Photographer Adriana Zehbrauskas @adrianazehbrauskas followed Grace and her family in 2015 to document what life is like for Grace after receiving cannabis oil medicine to control her seizures caused by severe epilepsy. To learn more, follow the link in bio. #opensociety #mexico #nomoredrugwar #cannabis #cannabidiol #epilepsy #epilepsywarrior #epilepsyfamily #drugpolicymuseum #museopoliticadrogas #cbd #marijuanamedicine
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