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MetiNews.Com - Karen Gray is having to rely on handouts to help epilepsy sufferer son Murray and is now pleading for the Scottish Government to fund the treatment.
Breaking News ! A mum who smuggled cannabis drugs into the country to help save her desperately sick son yesterday begged the Scottish Government to fund his medicine. Karen Gray, 46, from Edinburgh, travelled to the Netherlands to get cannabis-based drugs with previously banned tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in them after her youngest child Murray, now eight, ended up in a vegetative state in hospital. Murray was diagnosed with Doose syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, in December 2017 and suffered up to 12 seizures a day. Karen says the change in Murray is amazing but she needs help to pay for his continuing treatment (Image: Daily Record) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Mum pushing her baby in pram stabbed seven times in face and neck in random attack But within a couple of weeks of starting to take the drugs, his seizures lessened dramatically – and he has not had a single one since June 4 last year. Karen said: “He went from lying in bed rolling his eyes to the top of his head, not even knowing we were there, having seizure after seizure, to being back at Clermiston Primary School doing all the things boys of his age enjoy.
. She said: “Northern Ireland are now funding a child’s cannabis oils, so I am asking Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to do the same.” Karen joined a protest by the End Our Pain campaign at Holyrood yesterday to draw attention to the plight of children like Murray.
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A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “The decision on whether to prescribe a cannabis-based product is entirely one for clinicians on the specialist register. "Ministers can never overrule a clinical judgment.”
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