(USATODAY) — BRISTOL, Vt. — On an October afternoon, Aurora Husk walked out of Bristol Elementary School with her shoulders slumped and a frown on her face.
Her mom was there to pick her up, and Aurora was unhappy about missing class. Aurora was due for her second dose of hemp oil that day. She takes three doses each day to treat her seizure disorder.
"It's disruptive for her, whatever she's involved in she has to stop and come outside with me," Aurora's mother, Megan Vaughan, said. "I feel like it's a disruption to my child, but I'm going to do it because she needs it."
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The 10-year-old from Bristol has experienced as many as 40 seizures a day since she was 8 weeks old, Vaughan said. Aurora has an inoperable scar on her brain from a burst blood vessel and suffers from a condition called electrical status epilepticus.