Izaiah Ruiz, of Conroe, Tex., was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of pediatric epilepsy, when he was 7 months old. The Dravet Syndrome Foundation estimates that anywhere from 1 in 20 to 1 in 40,000 children have the condition. Causing hundreds of seizures a day, it is commonly misdiagnosed. (Photo courtesy Lori Fountain)
Six-year-old Izaiah Ruiz has countless seizures a day due to a rare form of pediatric epilepsy. Now, a marijuana-derived drug may help him— and his family— avoid the debilitating attacks.