Yvonne Cahalane son Tristan suffers from Dravet Syndrome. Tristan suffered a number of seizures every day. Last year Yvonne took the decision to leave Dunmanway in West Cork with Tristan and head to Colorado in the USA where Tristan could be treated medically with Cannabis Oils. Since moving his seizures have reduced considerable even though her husband remains in Dunmanway with their other child after making the move to the states.
Yvonne feels no family should have to make this decision and is campaigning for Cannabis oils for medical use to be made legal in this country.
6 months in to treatment Tristan is responding well. A minor setback was when Yvonne was forced to leave her rented home in Colorado by the landlord, it was an anxious time for her as without internet she found it hard to contact family back in Ireland, however she has located an apartment in Denver and Tristan continues to do well.