Charlotte’s Web didn’t get its start as a company but as a mission shared by the seven Stanley brothers. A mission to better the planet and the people living on it. A quest to pioneer a better future for those seeking peace of mind, body and soul.
In memoriam of one dear Charlotte Figi.
Charlotte Figi was a young girl born with a rare form of childhood epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. The seizures started when she was just three months old. By the time she was five years old, Charlotte was suffering from over 300 seizures a week, or one every 30 minutes. Charlotte was brought back to life multiple times after her heart stopped and lived her life in a wheelchair, using a feeding tube for sustenance.
Tired of trying potentially dangerous medications, her father found research about something called CBD being used to treat epileptic seizures overseas. Charlotte’s parents contacted a local hemp company, owned by one of the Stanley brothers, and asked for his help getting CBD oil. After her first treatment, Charlotte went seven days without a seizure. She was able to start talking, walking and eating on her own. Eventually, she got down to about one seizure a month. In 2011, Charlotte’s Web CBD was founded by Joel Stanley, the hemp grower that initially helped the family, and his six brothers.
Charlotte’s story took the nation by storm, and soon Charlotte’s Web was overwhelmed with families asking for CBD for their own children. In 2018, the FDA approved the first-ever medication for the treatment of Dravet Syndrome, Epidioloex, which is a cannabidiol, or CBD medication. For nine years, Charlotte was able to live a happy and fulfilling life thanks to CBD and the Stanley brothers. However, in April of 2020, at the age of 13, Charlotte Figi passed away due to complications with Covid-19.