Charlotte Figi, the girl who inspired a CBD movement and had a marijuana strain named after her recently passed away from coronavirus related complications. She suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare and hard to treat form of childhood epilepsy. The condition left her overcome with horrific seizures, and she was finally able to find some relief from the Charlotte’s Web marijuana strain.
Her passing was announced on her mother, Paige Figi’s, Facebook group by a family friend. Several members of her family had previously tested positive for the virus, and after a short stint in the hospital, the 13 year old was discharged. However, she fell ill again and passed away among friends and family.
“Charlotte had a seizure in the early morning on April 7th resulting in respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Seizures are not uncommon with COVID-19 and paramedics were called returning us to the PICU,” said the statement.
“Her fighting spirit held out as long as it could and she eventually passed in our arms peacefully. Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all your love,” the mother’s friend concluded.
The Stanley brothers, the Colorado-based marijuana farmers who crossbred the high-CBD and low-THC strain that changed Charlotte’s life posted a memorial on their website.
“Charlotte was ten feet tall and carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. Inspiring is a lacking word, as are courageous and vivacious and strong and beautiful,” they wrote.
“She grew, cultivated by a community, protected by love, demanding that the world witness her suffering so that they might find a solution. She rode every day, awakening others with the courage and with that smile that infected your spirit at the cellular level.”
In her memory, medical marijuana company Charlotte’s Web is donating $1 million worth of product to those in need.
“We are honoring Charlotte’s memory by helping those who are struggling. During this time of great financial strain, we want to ensure that everyone has continued access to the extracts that bear her name,” says the firm on its website.
“We are donating a million dollars’ worth of Charlotte’s Web products to those who use them but need help to continue doing so. Today we are giving Charlotte’s Web products to help those who are facing trying times. Our charitable partners at the Real or Caring, Adoptive, Training Foundation and High Fives Foundation will give Charlotte’s Web product to those in their communities and beyond.”
They added, “Our hope is that no child, mother, father, co-worker or friend goes without the support they need when it comes to their wellness during this time.”
Qualified applicants will get a coupon code valid for one bottle of Charlotte’s Web Original Formula, Extra Strength or Extra Strength Power capsules. They will be required to pay the $8.99 shipping and handling fee.
Analysts concur that the gesture made by Charlotte’s Web is heartwarming for the entire cannabis industry, including players like SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING), since they know how instrumental Charlotte Figi’s story was to the medical marijuana industry.
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