Born with a rare chromosomal disorder, 6-year-old Lydia Schaeffer suffers from life-threatening seizures that doctors haven’t been able to control despite countless medications. In marijuana, Lydia’s family members think they might have found a treatment that works. Now, they are trying to help legalize the drug.
Feb. 23, 2014 Sally Schaeffer plays with her daughter Lydia, who suffers from life-threatening seizures, at their home in Burlington, Wis. Parents of children suffering from seizure disorders are fighting for access to marijuana, and they have changing public attitudes on their side. For the first time, a majority of Americans in opinion polls say they support the full legalization of the drug. Darren Hauck/For The Washington Post Buy Photo