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Lisa Carter and Otis Reed - Part 1

Mar 26, 2014|

He was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy when he was only nine weeks old, but the young Kansas toddler suffers daily extreme seizures from the debilitating disease. Now, as KMBZ News Director Lisa Carter reports in part one of her weekly segment, his parents are taking a giant leap of faith...hoping to give their son a more normal life

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For most families with young kids the morning routine is pure chaos noisy sometimes full laughter. But that is not the case for one Kansas family and there's. It's 9 o'clock in the morning and two and a half year old Otis reading is getting ready for breakfast. No Cheerios or eggs for Otis instead he's eating a very special diet and -- out to the Graham. All aimed at saving his young life. If you produce key tunes -- -- Starving and you and your brain kind of runs cleaner and so this is. Basically burning fat in your brain as opposed to glucose. Runs -- it works great for a lot of kids but not. For Otis his -- Brian says Otis has a severe form of epilepsy he has more than a hundred seizures a day. We don't stop them. They're just gonna progress or he's not going to be able to develop. Because of the seizures. Others can't talk walk or even crawl. -- nearly three years old. He has to development of a six month old. This frustrated parents are pulling -- gathered trying to stay strong to get their son what he needs -- One of the medications are working for Otis -- mad at him B six AC TH. So -- does the family is turning to -- its web. The special form of medical marijuana use to treat epilepsy well we don't expect a miracle that be great if. You know it stopped she's completely. Really just hoping. Or better quality of life which is why O'Brien quit his job. If you notice some building to -- rattling may. Temporarily breaking up the family Bryant's wife Kathy we'll stay here and work and keep up the insurance because the federal government. This says that -- say schedule under which has no medicinal purposes. That's kind of a road block right now. Coming up tomorrow and like two separate rising support. In exchange for a -- Best at times has -- epilepsy. As -- medical marijuana. You don't story ideas -- -- at. Lisa illiteracy rate. Unless the party. -- --