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IN People ON 24 Mar, 2016
Grace Yeats is a sweet and jolly girl from New Zealand. Just two months after her 10th birthday, she suffered from a sore throat, headache, cold and cough. Headaches should never be ignored as some of them pose a severe threat to life.
As doctors advised mother not to worry about her, she took Grace back to home. But Grace suffered from high fever and nausea the very next morning. Her mom was shocked to see Grace crying in the shower. What happened next will freak you out!
Her mom got worried when the little girl was unable to stand up due to intolerable pain in her legs.
She underwent immediate checkup in the hospital. Unfortunately, the treatment didn't help her much due to which her condition worsened with time.
She underwent spinal puncture to reduce her pain. The sample of her spinal fluid and CT scan revealed a shocking story.
The grey matter present in the cerebral hemisphere of the brain is called as Basal Ganglia. It is responsible for voluntary movement. Basal Ganglia necrosis results in the death of brain cells ultimately hampering the functioning of the brain.
Grace suffered from severe spasms due to which she was unable to sit, walk or eat properly. Though Grace was able to understand and think just like before, but she was unable to speak clearly.
Grace required daily dose of morphine to control her unbearable spasms.
One fine day when Grace woke up from an operation, she was able to speak.
The new cannabis-based treatment called Sativex provided sufficient relaxation to her mind. Grace was able to form words and sentences. If she keeps taking Sativex for 16 more months, she will be able to return home forever.
But she still requires 24-hour care and attention. The poor girl is completely dependent on her mom for every little thing.
But she still needs to undergo costly surgeries and therapies which might cost her up to $1,100 per month. Her family is unable to afford the treatment, and the little girl is seeking financial aid from others. You can help Grace by providing funds to GiveALittle page.
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