“Nobody wants to have to lay down in bed at night with the fear that your going to find your child dead in bed in the morning, nobody should have to do that.” said, Janice Bostic.
Janice Bostic’s, sixteen year old daughter, Evelyn Bostic suffers from severe epilepsy, to the point that her life is in danger. “She started having seizures when she was five, but they were she, might have one seizure every 3 or 4 months so it wasn’t anything unmanageable at that time.” said her mother. It wasn’t until Evelyn hit puberty where the seizures became intractable. Meaning, there are no medications that will treat them..but marijuana might help. “With Evelyn it might not work, lots of stuff hasn’t, we should have the right to try it though.”
On Tuesday March 14th, a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use was introduced to the West Vigrinia House of delegates. The bill was submitted by Delegate Sean Hornbuckle. WOAY did try to contact him but unfortunately we have not heard back.
As for Evelyn and her mother, they are going to continue to fight for this bill to be passed, with hopes that this may be able to help Evelyn’s epilepsy. “We just have to keep fighting, I mean it’s easy some days like today when you haven’t slept all night to say “I don’t feel like doing this today” you know, I don’t feel like doing this today. But the seizures are there whether I feel like doing it or not. And so she can’t defend herself, she can’t take up for herself so that’s what I have to do.”