LAREDO, TX (KGNS) – A local teen who suffers from epilepsy is the first in Texas to be treated with medical cannabis for his condition.
Thirteen-year-old Victor Becerra has been suffering from a severe form of epilepsy called â€śLennox-Gastaut Syndromeâ€ť since he was only six-years-old.
He has taken several types of medications but would not see any long-lasting changes.
His mother Maria Veloz said she couldnâ€™t stand to see her son go through these conditions any longer, so she started doing research and found a treatment that can help.
Epidiolex is a prescription drug that contains cannabis oil, which is used to treat seizures.
When she found out that Doctor Victor Trevino was a licensed physician that could prescribe Epidiolex, she moved her family to Laredo from Dallas and later started treatment.
Veloz says sheâ€™s aware of the misconceptions out there but says this has been a life-changing medication for her son.
Victor is reportedly doing a lot better at school and heâ€™s more active and sleeping better at night.
Veloz encourages anyone who has a child suffering from epilepsy to consult with their doctor about this treatment because she says her son is a true testament that it works.
The mother has created a Facebook page about her sonâ€™s journey with the treatment and hopes that people interested learn more about how it has helped.