His seizures stopped when he smoked marijuana. Then he was taken into state custody

While smoking marijuana, David’s parents say he went 71 days without a seizure, before one of his doctors alerted DFCS. They immediately made him stop. Shortly after, his mother says David was back in the hospital.

The 15-year-old was taken from his parents in April, when they were arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct.

After the court released the teen back to his parents, we caught up with them at a lake near Macon. It’s a place his parents feared he would never again be able to go.

They say a year ago, David was so heavily medicated that he didn’t want to swim. Add to that the fear he could drown during a seizure, and no one even had a desire to try.

But the day we sat down to talk with the family, David was energetic and quick to make a splash. His mom watched pleased, and relieved.


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