In a poignant turn of events, the inspiration behind the renowned CBD company, Charlotte’s Web, left us in early April this year. Charlotte Figi, a brave 13-year-old, battled Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy, defying expectations and leaving an indelible mark on the CBD community. (Learn more about Charlotte Figi)
Charlotte's journey gained global attention as she defied the odds, surpassing predictions that she wouldn't live beyond the age of 8. The turning point came with the discovery of CBD oil, which led to a significant reduction in her seizures. (Source)
CNN reporters Mallory Simon and Melissa Dunst Lipman noted in an article just two days after Charlotte's passing, that she became a symbol of hope for the potential of CBD. Dr. Sanjay Gupta's documentary 'Weed' portrayed Charlotte's transformation from a child overwhelmed by seizures to a playful spirit, thanks to CBD-rich cannabis, affectionately named Charlotte’s Web.
The Stanley brothers, founders of Charlotte’s Web and cannabis growers in Colorado, stumbled upon this groundbreaking strain while crossbreeding a cannabis plant high in CBD and low in THC. Charlotte's response to the CBD oil derived from this unique strain showcased a remarkable decline in seizures and an improvement in her overall quality of life.
Even as CBD positively impacted her, Charlotte battled immunocompromise. Although she tested negative for COVID-19 before her passing, there were concerns that the test might have come too late.
This post stands as a tribute to Charlotte, celebrating her role as an inspiration to the hemp community and beyond. It underscores the profound healing potential of CBD, particularly in addressing the challenges faced by those with childhood epilepsy.
In honoring Charlotte’s memory, it is a somber reminder not to take life for granted, especially in the face of ongoing challenges such as the spikes in COVID-19 cases globally.
At Zakah Life, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Charlotte's family and all who knew her. Our commitment to producing organically derived products is rooted in the belief that everyone should have access to the highest quality CBD for the improvement of physical and mental well-being.
From all of us at Zakah Life, this is our tribute to you, Charlotte - you will be dearly missed, and your legacy will continue to inspire positive change.