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Mia's family raising awareness about epilepsy and medicinal marijuana

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March 26 is Purple Day---an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. March 26 is Purple Day---an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Did you know 50 million people in the world have epilepsy? Did you know its estimated 1 in 100 people have epileptic seizures?

March 26 is Purple Day---an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

Mia Morley's family are part of that effort to raise awareness. Mia suffers from a rare form of epilepsy and has two to three seizures every minute.

"Never before have I seen such an outpouring of support for Epilepsy Awareness Day," says Dylan Morely, Mia's father. "My Facebook page has been engulfed in purple."

The Morleys are the same family WECT reported on several weeks ago. Thursday, they will be loading up a moving truck and heading to Colorado so Mia can get a form of marijuana to treat her epilepsy.

"CBD cannabis treatment, or medical marijuana, has shown tremendous potential throughout the world," Dylan says. "It would be a tremendous failure on our part as a society not to explore the benefits of such a natural effective treatment with much fewer, if any, side effects compared to the harsh pharmaceutical options currently available."

Dozens of families across the country are moving to Colorado for the marijuana treatment. It has significantly reduced the number of seizures in children who have been given the oil.

The Morleys will be leaving Wilmington within the next several days. Mia is currently on a waiting list for the CBD treatment.

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