Amelia Weaver had been developing like any other child when she was stricken by a seizure. The family and a pediatrician figured it has been the result of a high fever, but the immobilizing fits came back and over the years intensified.
Further testing showed that the little girl from Hibbing, unable to talk or walk on her own, was suffering from Dravet syndrome, a rare and crippling form of epilepsy.
"Getting this diagnosis, it's like, here's the things that will help her but you can't get to any of them," says her mother Angie. "You live in Minnesota. Sorry. Move."
They just might -- to Colorado, where the proper medicine is available.
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