The children and adults who experience these seizures suffer endlessly.
But their parents, families, and loved ones also suffer as well.
Graciela Elizalde an eight-year-old girl who suffers
Standard anti-epileptic drug (AED) therapy typically fails to control these seizures, with many suffering hundreds of seizures in a 24-hour period.
Graciela Elizalde an eight-year-old girl who suffers Lennox-Gastaut syndrome has became the first Mexican citizen to whom a federal judge has allowed the use of a derivative of marijuana for therapeutic purposes and who responded favorably to the drug, is seen on November 12, 2015 in Guadalupe municipality, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico.
These seizures occur as part of a rare disorder known as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), quite treatment-resistant, often developing in young children between the ages of 3-5. Its cause is multifactorial, potentially the result of an infection in the central nervous system, a congenital structural abnormality, or even a genetic defect. In nearly 30% of cases, there is no identifiable cause.