Mother says cannabis oil has been saviour for epileptic son Alfie

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Hannah Deacon says she ‘won’t rest’ until all families in need can access medical cannabis

Sitting in the lounge at his home, dipping crisps into mayonnaise and listening to Lady Gaga, Alfie Dingley is a picture of serenity and childlike joy. The seven-year-old had up to 500 life-threatening seizures a month before he began treatment with a type of cannabis oil that could not be prescribed until today. Now, he lives a relatively normal life.

“He’s doing fantastically well,” says Hannah Deacon, his mother and tireless campaigner who waged a public battle to save her son’s life. “He hasn’t had a seizure since he began taking the full leaf oil again.”

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