When's the last time you met a mover and shaker? Or more specifically, a mother of a child with autism who strives to make a difference in not only her child's life, but in the lives of all children in Colorado with autism? Meet Michelle Walker, State Chapter Director of MAMMA's (Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism).
Michelle and her family moved to Colorado from Texas so her 10-year-old son would have access to medical cannabis to treat his epilepsy and severe autism. Seizures are on the list of qualifying conditions in Colorado to be legally prescribed medical cannabis. Once Michelle began administering medical cannabis to her son, his autism, as well as his epilepsy, dramatically improved. Michelle recently shared with a media outlet that "He is more verbal, he is more cognitively aware, it's just amazing. It's a night and day difference. It's like someone turned the light switch back on for him."
Michelle was instrumental educating our elected officials this last legislative session with her powerful testimony on how medical marijuana has helped improve her son's quality of life.
Want to hear more about Michelle and her story? She will be a closing speaker at the
Finding Health Conference
on Sunday, July 29.