The March for Compassion Video Series- Anna’s storyBy Compassionate Care NY
This is part of the March for Compassion video series highlighting the importance of medical marijuana for Anna Conte of Orchard Park, NY – an 8 year-old with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of intractable epilepsy. Anna’s family is calling on New York legislators to pass the Compassionate Care Act as soon as possible. Anna has tried and failed 13 anti-epileptic medications, been hospitalized numerous times, is on 16 rounds of heavy medication that affects her daily living, and continues to suffer from seizures. Her family is now considering moving her to Colorado to access medical marijuana treatment. The Compassionate Care Act needs to be passed in New York immediately, so that Anna can stay in her home with her family and receive the care she needs through medical marijuana.