Let Alex have the treatment he needs come out of an induced coma - it has already been 53 days! We need a compassionate exemption to import without the need to test here as that will only further delay the process.
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SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN TRY AND GET AN EXEMPTION TO IMPORT WITHOUT THE NEED TO TEST AS THAT WILL FURTHER DELAY THE PROCESS
My 19 year old brother Alex Renton has been in an induced coma for 53 days. The ICU department in Wellington Hospital along with specialists have approved the use of CBD oil. We are now in the process of trying to import this however the process may take weeks! This is a life threatening situation for a 19 year old that was completely healthy two months ago. That is still not urgent enough to speed up the process, come on NZ government, this isn't about politics or money, it's about a life!
PLEASE NOTE: All conventional medical treatment avenues have been explored with no result.
Alex was healthily with no pre existing medical conditions. He had mild flu symptoms but nothing else leading up to hospitalisation. He was admitted to hospital having seizures early on the morning of 4th of April and was transferred to Wellington after being put in a coma as the seizures began increasing again and wouldn't respond to anti seizure medication. All of his tests including ones that have been sent to London have come back clear and normal. He does not have a diagnosis however doctors suspect an autoimmune encephalitis (his immune system has attacked the brain causing inflammation and triggering seizures). He has had extensive treatments for both seizures and the underlying condition. However Alex remains in a coma because he is in a state of refractory status epilepticus (severe seizures). We are hoping the CBD oil will stop or greatly reduce Alex's seizures as it has for many others around the world.
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