BUT FIRST TONIGHT AT SIX.
A YOUNG LIFE TAKEN...
BEFORE SHE COULD BENEFIT FROM A TREATMENT HER FAMILY
FOUGHT TO LEGALIZE.
NOW THERE'S AN EFFORT TO NAME THAT LAW.
GOOD EVENING, I'M MICHELLE LI.
-- ERIC --
AND I'M ERIC FRANKE.
WAS TO LEGALIZE A FORM OF MARIJUANA OIL...
NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP HAS MORE ON A YOUNG LIFE
AND HOW SOON OTHER FAMILIES MAY BE ABLE TO GET THE
THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE BILL JUST A MONTH AGO...
BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME TO GET TREATMENT THAT COULD
HAVE GIVEN SOME RELIEF TO A YOUNG BURLINGTON GIRL.
nat of lydia playing
EVEN THE MEMORY OF LYDIA SCHAEFFER'S SMILE.
She was so inspiring and she made my day when I heard
IS ENOUGH TO LIGHT UP A DARK TIME FOR HER FAMILY.
A part of my soul is gone,
LYDIA SUFFERED FROM A RARE DISORDER...
SIEZURES OVERTAKING HER WHILE SHE SLEPT.
ONE OF THEM TOOK HER FROM THIS WORLD SUNDAY.
IT WAS JUST UNDER A MONTH AFTER SHE GRINNED THROUGH
A TRIUMPHANT MOMENT FOR HER FAMILY...
THE LEGALIZATION OF C-B-D OIL TO TREAT THOSE SIEZURES.
I'm so proud of my wife for what she's done for our
family and so other families in our shoes.
If we could just help one kid avoid this.
they're trying to make as much positive out of this
as they can and i think this would add to some of
that positiev :23
BUT IT'S ALSO DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE NEED TO GET
THE DRUG INTO THE HANDS OF FAMILIES SOON..
it is a life and death situation, and this is such
a sad situation with lydia and i think it does illuminate
for peopel how sincere we were when we said we had
to get this done :58 and how significant a risk thisi
s to these childrens lives :02
AFTER OUR CALLS.
THE STATE PUT INFORMATION OUT ON HOW DOCTORS CAN REQUEST
AN INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG PERMIT FROM THE F-D-A.
THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS THE LAW OUTLINES.
She left a huge legacy and a huge part in people's
lives and we'd be honored if that occured.
THAT F-D-A PERMIT.
COULD TAKE MONTHS.
AND IF AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS.
THE STATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BOARD WOULD THEN HAVE
TO APPROVE WHERE THE DOCTOR COULD GET IT.
IT'S HOPED THIS COULD ALL HAPPEN BY THIS FALL.
BUT THAT'S UNCLEAR.
AT THIS POINT.
THE STATE SAYS NO DOCTORS HAVE CONTACTED THEM ABOUT
ASSISTANCE WITH A PERMIT.
-- ERIC --