Sophia Gibson, 7, in hospital after seizure while waiting for cannabis oil permit

Sophia Gibson, from Newtownards in Northern Ireland, suffers from Dravet syndrome, an extreme form of epilepsy.

She was rushed to hospital where she was placed in an induced coma after suffering a seizure on Tuesday but was taken off a ventilator on Wednesday morning.

“Sophia is off the ventilator and has been breathing on her own, which is a godsend,” Ms Gibson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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