A little story about girl in Forsyth suffering from 100 seizures a day has sparked a new bill to pass medical marijuana in Georgia.
13WMAZ's Judy Le first talked to the family about Haleigh Cox, now she tells us they're preparing to make big move.
Everyday four-year-old Haleigh is fighting for her life.
Even while she's asleep, she's making huge waves in the capitol, with the help of her mother Janea.
Haleigh is the little girl behind House Bill 885, also known as Haleigh's Hope Act.
It will allow Georgia doctors to prescribe a liquid cannabis to treat epilepsy, the condition Haleigh suffers from.
"Seizures have gotten a lot worse. She's now having seizures where she's screaming the entire time. It's absolutely heartbreaking for any parent because you can't do anything to make it stop," said Janea.
The battle brewing to legalize medical marijuana is not moving fast enough to save Haleigh's life.
So Janea is planning to move to Colorado Springs as soon as Haleigh is strong enough to leave the hospital. The cannabis oil is currently used in Colorado to treat children like Haleigh.
"We'll still be on the waiting list but at least we're out there when the waiting list is open, we can get the medicine as soon as we can," she said.
Janea divides her time between her daughter's bedside and lobbying at the capitol.
Not only has her story captured the hearts of lawmakers pushing for the bill, it's gained support from parents all over central Georgia with over 6,000 likes on Facebook.
In early February, parents with children suffering from seizures banded together at the capitol to rally for House Bill 885. And they continue to support by sending in emails and handwritten letters to keep Haleigh's Hope Act alive.
But time is running out for Haleigh in Georgia.
"She doesn't deserve to die because we can't get a medicine here that she can get in Colorado," Janea told state representatives at a hearing over HB885.
Ride to Give, a non-profit organization, heard Janea's plea and started an online fundraiser to collect money for to move Haleigh to Colorado. Within a week, more than 700 people donated and raised over $21,000 for the family.
"We weren't sure we were able to make it to Colorado, we didn't have the money. So to have the extra help from our community, as they chipped in for us really really helped out," Janea said.
Haleigh's father is unable to make the move to Colorado because of work. But Janea has hope in House Bill 885.
"I want to be able to see my family when I want to see my family and I know they want to see Haleigh," she said.
Although Janea will be fighting for Haleigh in Colorado, she'll continue to fight harder for home so that one day her little family will be reunited.