On good days when her epileptic seizures aren’t severe, RayAnn Moseley laughs, sings, dances, swims and practices with the children’s choir at her church. She easily brings smiles to the people around her.
On bad days, the 11-year-old wakes up in bloody sheets or lies down on the school floor and says nothing all day. When her seizures become particularly intense, she is rushed to the hospital.
The images of those extremes collected in a collage helped persuade Florida lawmakers to support a bill that soon will allow parents to treat their epileptic children with marijuana that has a low amount of THC, the chemical that causes intoxication. What seemed improbable a few months ago is about to become a law with the help of a girl whose story melted hearts.