Alexis Bortell’s family decided they can’t wait any longer for Texas lawmakers to act on legalizing medical cannabis. They’re moving to a suburb of Denver next week. Alexis Bortell, 9 (Photo: Dean Bortell)
DALLAS – Dean Bortell said he can no longer wait on lawmakers in Austin to act on legalizing medical cannabis for his 9-year-old daughter who suffers from epileptic seizures.
“February 4, she had the worst seizure of her life. Paramedics had to come. She stopped breathing,” said Dean.
The Bortell’s planned to move to Colorado after the legislative session in May but have now moved up their departure to next Monday after Alexis’ most recent seizure that brought on stroke-like symptoms.