Texas: Fight to Legalize Marijuana Led by 9 Year-old Girl

AUSTIN — Alexis Bortell will tell you she’s a pretty normal kid. The 9-year old from Rowlett enjoys cartoons, playing with her younger sister and playing golf. Yet in addition to the usual concerns of a kid her age, she’s also fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy. Alexis’ father Dean Bortell, a U.S. Navy veteran, says Alexis’ first seizure happened at their Rowlett, Texas home in July 2013. “We were folding clothes and all of a sudden I [...]

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