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BREAKING: Vera Twomey Wins Lengthy Battle To Allow Daughter Access To Medicinal Cannabis

By James Fenton

November 28, 2017 at 4:39pm


Health Minister Simon Harris has signed a licence for Ava Barry to access medicinal cannabis. 

The Cork girl's mother Vera Twomey's battle gained public attention earlier this year when she embarked on a walk from Cork to Dublin in order to raise awareness of Ava's plight. 

Seven-year-old Ava suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and began cannabis treatment in The Netherlands in June. 

Ms. Twomey posted a video on her Facebook page today confirming the news and thanking all of her supporters. 

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