Charlotte Figi Wiki – Charlotte Figi Biography
Charlotte Figi, the Colorado Springs girl who, as a gleeful and fragile child, launched a movement that led to sweeping changes in marijuana laws across the globe, has died from complications related to the new coronavirus.
Charlotte Figi Age
She was 13 years old.
Charlotte Figi Corona Virus
On Tuesday night, Charlotte’s family posted on Facebook, “This is Nichole writing to update you for Paige, Greg and Matt. Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love. Please respect their privacy at this time.”
On April 3, Charlotte’s family posted on Facebook that Charlotte was in the hospital.
“Most of the house recovered well from a month of virus but our little Charlotte hasn’t improved. She had a couple days where she seemed to turn the corner but then she took a dive.”
On April 5, a Facebook post said Charlotte was discharged from the hospital.
Charlotte Figi Death and Cause
Charlotte suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome which caused her to have violent seizures until she started using cannabis oil to treat them.
Dubbed the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014, the bill is named after Charlotte. Her parents campaigned nationwide for easier access to medical marijuana after successfully controlling their daughter’s seizures with cannabis oil.
A Figi family friend Tuesday posted publicly on Facebook, “Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever.”
The family asked for privacy during this time.
Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl who pioneered medical marijuana for seizures, died after a battle with coronavirus, according to her family.
Charlotte Figi Health Problems
In recent weeks, Paige Figi posted on Facebook about a serious illness that struck all the members of her family and sent Charlotte to the hospital. She never explicitly said it was COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and in one reply to a post mentioned that the family had been unable to get tested for the disease. The Realm of Caring Foundation, an organization co-founded by Paige Figi, confirmed on Facebook early Wednesday that Charlotte’s death was due to complications from COVID-19.
If verified by public health officials, that would make Charlotte the youngest victim of the pandemic in Colorado so far.