08 Apr Charlotte Figi, the Inspiration Behind the CBD Movement, Died of Coronavirus
Charlotte Figi, the little girl who inspired the CBD movement, died of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon. Charlotte suffered from a rare form of epilepsy which caused her to have multiple seizures. The Colorado cannabis group, Realm of Caring, developed the strain Charlotte’s Web specifically for Charlotte Figi which was high in the cannabinoid CBD and low in THC. This strain helped to significantly reduce the amount of seizures she had. Her story was featured in the CNN documentary Weeds by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The documentary aired in 2013 and Charlotte’s story changed the cannabis movement forever!
The hope was Charlotte’s Web would give Charlotte Figi and chance for a normal life. Unfortunately, poor Charlotte’s life was cut short earlier this week by the COVID-19 virus. Her death was announced by a family friend Tuesday night on her mothers’ Facebook page, Paige Figi.
“Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love,”
Paige Figi recently posted about a serious illness that struck all the members of her family and sent Charlotte to the hospital. She never explained that the illness was the coronavirus. The Realm of Caring Foundation, an organization founded by Paige Figi, posted a confirmation earlier on Wednesday that Charlotte death was due to COVID-19 on Instagram.
This also makes Charlotte the youngest victim of COVID-19 in Colorado so far.
“Your work is done Charlotte, the world is changed, and you can now rest knowing that you leave the world a better place,” the Realm of Caring Foundation wrote their Instagram.
For families across the world, Charlotte’s story help to inspire parents of critically ill children to seek treatment with cannabis. Her life helped to save the life of hundreds and maybe thousands of sick children.