A case against the family who treated their girl’s epilepsy has been dropped die to a lack of evidence.
The case by the Indiana CPS has been reportedly dropped thanks to ‘refuted evidence’ which has swung in the parents favor.
Jaelah Sue from Indiana was diagnosed with epilepsy and suffered seizures which where hard to control.
The family decided to try a type of CBD oil known as ‘Charlotte’s Web Hemp Oil’ which greatly reduced their child’s seizures and the family were happy with the results.
However, Doctors at Riley Children’s Hospital, which was responsible for looking after Jaelah threatened the family, claiming that what they were doing was “killing their daughter” despite a marked improvement and a reduction of seizures.
The family were devastated, torn between fears from having their daughter taken away from them, but knowing what they were doing was helping her.
Jaelah’s mother released a statement about the fears that plagued the family at that time.
“…every time I walked past a window in our home, I would look out. I was terrified that Child Protective Services would be pulling into my driveway with the police to take my baby girl, Jaelah, away”.
Read it for yourself:
Thankfully however, now the CPS has seen sense, the case against Jaelah’s family has been dropped.
A press release was issued stating “Late Thursday night, September 28, 2017, we were updated by Lelah Jerger. Her Senator had just called to let her know that he’d just gotten off the phone with a CPS attorney and our Governor’s office and that CPS would no longer intervene.”
This is the end of the struggle for this one family but this lawsuit does not stand alone, and is representative of similar problems for many other families across the U.S.
While there is irrefutable evidence that these types of alternative therapies are incredibly helpful for lots of people, we have to wait while the law catches up.
You can read the full press release here.