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Georgia Families Move For Hope

A group of families gathered together with the shared experience of moving from their home state of Georgia to Colorado for a medical marijuana oil treatment for treatment for their children.

Families from Georgia gather for a group shot during a get together. The familes have moved to Colorado Springs to be able to legally use medical marijuana oil to treat their children for a variety of chronic illnesses. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Families from Georgia gather for a group shot during a get together after all the families moved to Colorado. The familes have moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to be able to legally use medical marijuana oil to treat their children for a variety of chronic illnesses. Monday, July 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Families and The familes have moved to Colorado Springs to be able to legally use medical marijuana oil to treat their children for a variety of chronic illnesses. After gathering for a group shot, Georgia State Rep. Allen Peake speaks to the group and tells him that he hopes to pass legislation so they can come home. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Families and The familes have moved to Colorado Springs to be able to legally use medical marijuana oil to treat their children for a variety of chronic illnesses. After gathering for a group shot, Georgia State Rep. Allen Peake speaks to the group and tells him that he hopes to pass legislation so they can come home. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Trinity Sumlin and her mother Sheryl were the first to move to Colorado with the help of the "Journey of Hope" foundation. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Misty Dickerson and her family had just arrived in Colorado the day before the get together. She holds her daughter, Ansleigh. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Haleigh Cox gets a kiss from her mom, Janea Cox, during a get together for families all from the state of Georgia that recently moved to Colorado Springs to treat their children with medical marijuana oil for a variety of chronic illnesses. Haleigh's Hope Act, named after Haleigh, was voted down in the state of Georgia earlier this year. The party was held at home in eastern Colorado Springs on Monday, July 28, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Haleigh Cox gets a kiss from her mom, Janea Cox, during a get together for families all from the state of Georgia that recently moved to Colorado Springs to treat their children with medical marijuana oil for a variety of chronic illnesses. Haleigh's Hope Act, named after Haleigh, was voted down in the state of Georgia earlier this year. The party was held at home in eastern Colorado Springs on Monday, July 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Victoria Williams (foreground) and her family moved to Colorado Springs to help her with seizures. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Laura Oliver holds her son, Tripp Oliver, during the party. Tripp used to have multiple seizures a week, but recently went 4 1/2 weeks without a seizure. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Sheryl Sumlin talks with Janea Cox, while she holds Haleigh Cox. Sheryl hosted the Georgia get together for the families who just moved to Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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George State Rep. Allen Peake greets Dickerson family at the Georgia get together the next day after their arrival to Colorado Springs. The Dickerson brought their daughter, Ansleigh Dickerson, to Colorado to be able for her to use medical marijuan oil. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Janet Reisenwitz came to Colorado with her granddaughter, Victoria Williams. Janet gives some love to Trinity Sumlin during the Georgia get together at Trinity's house. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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After Victoria Williams suffers a seizure during the get together, she is comforted by her mother, Corey Lowe (top) and father, Jason McLane. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Haleigh Cox and her mother, Janea Cox, are greeted by the other families at the party. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Aaron Klepinger holds his son, Hunter Klepinger's hand while talking to George State Rep. Allen Peake. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The Klepinger family chats with Georgia state Rep. Allen Peake. Peake tried to get legislation passed in Georgia so the families could receive the treatment there, but the act failed and was never vote on by the people of Georgia. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Chip and Laura Oliver and their son, Tripp Oliver, greet another family from Georgia who also had just moved to Colorado Springs so their children could try medical marijuana oil for their chronic illnesses. Tripp went 4 1/2 weeks without a seizure after trying the medication. The of more than a half a dozen Georgia families was held at a home in eastern Colorado Springs on Monday, July 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Chip and Laura Oliver and their son, Tripp Oliver, greet another family from Georgia who also had just moved to Colorado Springs so their children could try medical marijuana oil for their chronic illnesses. They were attending the barbeque on Monday, July 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rep. Allen Peake gets a hug from Janet Reisenwitz during the Georgia get together. Janet helped to bring her granddaughter, Victoria Williams, to Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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David Dickerson holds his daughter, Ansleigh Dickerson. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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