The little girl behind $37m donation for medicinal cannabis research

KATE AUBUSSON

Katelyn Lambert's father Michael still cries when he thinks about the day his daughter was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome.

Michael Lambert

Katelyn Lambert’s father Michael still cries when he thinks about the day his daughter was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome.

 

Watching his six-month-old daughter endlessly spasming in pain drove Michael Lambert beyond the bounds of Australian drug laws.

Three years later, Katelyn’s recovery has prompted an unprecedented A$33.7 million (NZ$37.29m) donation to fund research into medicinal cannabis.

The three-year-old’s grandparents made the staggering donation on Friday to scientists and the University of Sydney – the largest donation ever made to any Australian university.

 

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