Hundreds celebrate life of 7-year-old girl, face of fight to legalize cannabidiol

CREATED May 16, 2014

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BURLINGTON - Lydia Schaeffer may have only been with us 7 years, yet in that short time she touched many lives.

"Lydia she laughed, she was a happy little girl and her laugh was contagious."

Ann Muellenbach is just one of many who felt compelled to send this little angel off with love.

"We knew in honor of Lydia we were going to wear pink," said Jennifer Schultz.

On Mother's Day, Lydia, the sunshine of her parents' life died after struggling years with seizures and a rare chromosome disorder.

"God knew what he was doing. He put her in the right family, the right community, she had a wonderful life," said Ann Mullenbach.

But before leaving this earth, she and her parents fought tirelessly to make medicinal use of cannabidiol legal for children in Wisconsin.

A push Jacob's mom hopes will help cure her son from seizures.

"If it could help someone like Jacob, it would be the world to us. It's awesome to be a part of this, Lydia is going to leave a legacy for years to come," said Schultz.