COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -A Texas woman is pleading with lawmakers to let her bring marijuana from Colorado home with her.
Sherise Nipper suffers from epilepsy. She was diagnosed with the disease after a traumatic brain injury. She has 15 to 30 seizures every day. She’s spent the last decade in a foggy haze of prescription medicines and doctors’ visits.
“There were points where I was in the hospital having 200 seizures and doctors were looking at each other like, ‘What do we do? OK, just give her more medicine,'” said Nipper.
“She has been having seizures all her life, and nothing is going to ever stop it. I’m just so used to it,” said Nipper’s 15-year-old son Hunter Chisholm.
Nipper said her family’s finances have been crippled by medical bills.
“I don’t want to be on disability. I don’t want to be on a limited income. I don’t want someone to tell me, ‘You’re only worth this much, now sit in bed and take these prescriptions. No, I am worth more than that,” said Nipper.
Nipper and her family decided to traveled to Colorado for a 30-day trial to see if cannabis would be a treatment.
“I didn’t think it would work at all because I was thinking she has been having seizures all her life, and nothing is ever going to stop that,” said Chisholm.
Two consultants from Green Horizon Medical and a scientist from Emerald Fields pot shop have been working with Nipper to find marijuana products that curb her seizures.
It’s been four days since Nipper had a seizure and her family is celebrating.
“It’s really an eye-opener to see what a small plant can do versus the entire pharmaceutical community,” said Nipper’s husband, Nicholas Nipper.
“This is the longest I have been without a seizure in 10 years, and I am forever grateful for this. I was running around playing with my boys in the parking lot yesterday, just playing tag, and it was the most joyous moment for me and my family,” said Sherise Nipper. “I just want to say thank you to everyone who has pulled together to help me get here.”
Nipper has a service dog named Pluto that alerts her 10 minutes before she has a seizure. When the dog sounds the alarm, Nipper’s husband administers marijuana drops and a patch, and she inhales a few puffs.
“We have moved mountains already, and …Read More