NEW JERSEY: The Scotch Plains family whose fight to get medical marijuana for their toddler has drawn national attention, received a $10,000 donation on Christmas to help them relocate to Colorado.
The donation to the Wilson Family of $5,000 each came from MagicalButter.com, a Washington state company that manufactures cannabis-infused edible products and the machine that extracts the plant’s active ingredients, and Lisa and Drew Braun, friends of the company’s CEO, Garyn Angel said.
Angel and his friends made a YouTube video informing them about the donation, and enlisted a Wilson family friend to pay them a visit Christmas Day and videotape their reaction. Both are seen crying and laughing.
“How’s that for a little stress relief?” Brian Wilson asked his wife, Meghan.
Brian Wilson said they are overwhelmed by the generous gift that will enable them and their two daughters in early 2014 to move to Colorado, where an edible form of marijuana is manufactured and has helped relieve the seizures in children with serious epilepsy disorders.
Their youngest daughter Vivian, 2 years old, has from Dravet syndrome, a potentially deadly form of epilepsy that traditional medicine has been able to control. They also have a daughter, Adele, who is 4.