FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The family of a young girl with a rare form of epilepsy has won their fight in a legal battle with the Broward County Public Schools district.

7News launched an investigation into the situation back in March, when the district would not allow 9-year-old Jilliana Geller to attend school because of the medicine she needed.

She has a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome.

Geller experiences seizures at times, and when one starts she needs a dose of her medicine called Diastat. If her seizures persist, she needs a second dose, but the district would not allow a school nurse to administer the second dose to her.

Her neurologist said it was safe, but she was forced out of the school for months.

Geller’s family took Broward County Public Schools to court and won.

The judge ordered that the district must give the girl the seizure medicine and allow her to enroll in school next year.

Broward County Public Schools was also ordered to pay Geller’s family for the classes she missed.

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