Seven-year-old Patient Jacob Ortiz Celebrates One Year Seizure Free with Medical Cannabis


This National Epilepsy Awareness Month, TXOG advocates for the power of medical cannabis for epilepsy patients AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TXOG), Texas’ leading medical cannabis provider, continues its patient-centric advocacy and awareness series, Advocates for Cannabis in Texas (ACT), to observe National Epilepsy Awareness Month. ACT highlights Texans who have found relief and comfort through TXOG’s medicine—patients like Jacob Ortiz, a 7-year-old who has achieved one year without a seizure as a result of TXOG’s medical cannabis. Diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old, Ortiz would experience erratic, unpredictable seizure clusters, each lasting 20 minutes. The seizures required days of recuperation and limited Ortiz from participating in his favorite activities and playing sports. Ortiz was prescribed several medications without improvement and continued enduring uncontrollable bouts of seizures. Meanwhile, his parents learned about medical cannabis as an option for seizure control and that it was available in Texas for qualifying patients under the state’s Compassionate Use Program. Ortiz was prescribed TXOG’s medicine at 5 years old and quickly saw results—without dangerous side effects—leading him to his latest milestone of one year free from seizures. “Reaching one year without a seizure is a life-changing milestone for our family and has given us hope for Jacob’s future,” said Ortiz’s mother, Kaleigh Koch. “Epilepsy was limiting, but TXOG’s medicine is working and we’re maintaining a level of seizure control we didn’t have before. Jacob is excited and lit up recently as he confidently told us, ‘When my epilepsy is done I’ll play football,’ a dream we weren’t sure would be possible until now. We’re grateful that medical cannabis is a natural treatment option—without side effects—and we know that it can provide hope to others also navigating epilepsy.” As advocates for medical cannabis, Ortiz’s family wants Texans to understand and learn about the…

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