A mum fighting for legal access to medicinal cannabis in Northern Ireland will walk 150 miles to a hospital appointment with her son
Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy suffers from intractable epilepsy which has left him with developmental delay.
Just one seizure could prove fatal and without the care he needed available in Northern Ireland, his mother took him to the US for treatment.
Today he has been 45 days free of seizures since starting specialist cannabis treatment that is banned in the UK.
Now Charlotte has been offered a meeting with Aidan Dawson, Interim Director of Specialist Hospitals & Women’s Health at the Belfast Trust, on March 22 to discuss her son Billy’s situation.
he wants other children to be offered the same option in the UK and says the meeting later this month is vital to push her message home.
So she will walk the 150 miles between her home and the hospital, setting out on Wednesday with the plan of turning up to the 2pm meeting eight days later.
By Jilly Beattie
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