Hannah made the decision to move the entire family to the Netherlands after researching medicinal cannabis and discovering other parents had successfully treated their children’s epilepsy with cannabis.
Brave young Alfie, forced out his home due to Britain’s failing drug policies
Fearing a possible 14-year jail sentence for giving her son cannabis oil, Hannah explained:
“This is an absurd situation. We are having to move to a new country to get treatment which could transform Alfie’s life.
“We have done a lot of research into whole plant medical cannabis and have found many parents around the world who are using it effectively to either reduce or stop very aggressive seizures.”
Speaking to the BBC, Hannah further explained her family’s decision to move the young boy away from his home: “What choice do we have?
“We can’t stay here and carry on watching our child suffer and with the possibility of having severe mental health problems.”
The family is appealing for donations from the public to help fund their move and, hopefully, for life changing treatment for Alfie. So far, they have managed to raise £2,000 out of their £15,000 target which has facilitated the first step:
‘We now have to raise enough money to take Alfie abroad so we can try this life-saving medicine with him, in the hope that it gives him the chance of a normal and happy life.”
To donate to Alfie’s cause, visit his JustGiving page.