Discussing the announcement, an ecstatic Vera declared:
“I just want to let you know that we have some really, really, good news that Ava has been granted the licence for the medical cannabis and we’re coming home.
Dream come true: Coming home for Christmas
“I just wanted to thank everyone for their support, and we’ll be home for Christmas!”
Ireland’s Minister of Health, Simon Harris, who for so long denied the young girl the right to a choice in her medication, confirmed that he finally granted a licence for Ava:
“I’m very pleased I was in a position to sign another licence for a citizen in this country, a little girl, to access a medicinal cannabis product.
“It’s the third licence since becoming minister for health. All licences that have been validly submitted with the support of a monitoring consultant in Ireland have been granted.”