Sophia is 7 years old. She loves reading and singing along to her favorite songs from Disney's Frozen
. But Sophia is also very sick. She is one of over 1 million Americans with "uncontrolled" epilepsy.
Sophia was diagnosed when she was just 8 months old. She was soon suffering from up to 20 seizures a day.
Currently available medications can't help her, and the ones she does take have debilitating side effects.
Sophia and her parents have tried every available treatment -- including surgery to remove parts of her brain -- but nothing has helped. The seizures keep coming back.
But there is hope. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in medical marijuana that can significantly reduce seizures. But because medical marijuana is illegal in Sophia's home state of Ohio, she does not have access to this life-changing treatment.
Sophia deserves a happily ever after -- let's write it together. Please sign the petition to stand up for Sophia and all of those suffering from illness in states where medical marijuana is illegal.
You can learn more about Sophia's story by watching the video above or here.
Update #52 years ago
Sophia’s petition ends today, but her story is far from over. Learn Liberty will continue to sendupdates on Sophia’s progress. If you’d like to receive news about Sophia, you can subscribe to those updates here: http://bit.ly/1FCN5M3
And don’t forget to share the petition—we’re so close to meeting our 200,000 signature goal! http://bit.ly/1R54aAe
Update #42 years ago
Sophia’s petition ends soon, which means there’s still time for you to share the petition and spread the word. Use the hashtag #HelpSophia. Let’s try to reach 200,000 signatures! Share now: http://bit.ly/1R54aAe
And don’t forget, while the petition is ending, Sophia’s story is still being written. Connect with the Drug Policy Alliance to help more children like Sophia get the medicine they need:http://bit.ly/1HvCPpi
Update #32 years ago
Your signature has helped Sophia. Now, you can help millions of others with intractable epilepsy and other serious conditions who can’t get their medicine.
Connect with the Drug Policy Alliance to learn more, and to help reform drug policy so that patients can get the medicine they desperately need: http://bit.ly/1HvCPpi
Share the video and encourage your friends to join the more than 120,000 people trying to #HelpSophia: http://bit.ly/1cPdDfQ
Update #22 years ago
Can you believe it? Over 120,000 people have joined a community to show support for Sophia and other children like her!
Please share Sophia’s story and encourage your friends to share as well. With your help, we can give Sophia the happily-ever-after she deserves.
Share the video: http://bit.ly/1cPdDfQ
Update #12 years ago
From the team that brought Sophia’s story to life, we want to thank you for signing her petition. You are now part of a community of over 120,000 helping Sophia and other children like her get the medicine they need. With your help we can continue telling Sophia's story and grow this community into something even more spectacular.
Please share Sophia’s story now: http://bit.ly/1cPdDfQ