Teen Girl Took Her Life After Suffering From What Her Mom Claims Was an "Allergy to Wi-Fi"
Jenny Fry was just 15 when she reportedly took her life after battling with, what her mother says, was an allergic reaction to Wi-Fi.
The English teen had suffered from crippling headaches, overwhelming fatigue, and bladder problems—health issues that her mom, Debra Fry, told The Mirror were caused by "electro-hypersensitivity."
"Jenny was getting ill and so was I," Debra told the Oxfordshire Coroner's Court. "I did some research and found how dangerous Wi-Fi could be, so I had it taken out of the house."
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS), as suspect as it sounds, is technically a real syndrome resulting in the symptoms that Jenny described, along with possible nausea, heart palpitations and rashes, however it has no known cause, according to The World Health Organization. So yes, while the feelings are real, we can't conclude that they have any connection to electromagnetic or radio-frequency signals, or as Debra suggested, the Wi-Fi at Jenny's school.
Fry said that prior to her daughter's tragic death, she had begged Jenny's teachers to allow her to work in rooms that weren't connected to Wi-Fi but she was denied the request.
"She was receiving lots of detentions, not for being disruptive in class or misbehaving, but often because she used to take herself out of the classroom to find another where she was able to work. She took her schoolwork seriously," Debra said.
"The least the teachers could do was allow her to take them in rooms where she felt able to concentrate, but they wouldn't listen," she said.
"I took lots of information into school to show the headteacher, Simon Duffy, but he said there was equally the same information available claiming Wi-Fi was safe."
Last June, Jenny was found hanging from a tree near her home, but neither her mother nor the coroner could conclusively say that it was Jenny's intention to kill herself.
"I fully believe Jenny did not intend to take her own life," her mom said. "I think she was frustrated with school."
According to a police statement, Jenny texted a friend earlier that morning, telling her about her intentions and her whereabouts, but her friend didn't get the message in time.
Coroner Darren Salter said he was "unable to rule out it was a possible cry for help because of the texts she sent to a friend."
In a note Jenny left behind, she wrote, "I am insignificant, an insignificant number on someone's screen and so is my life, a tiny blip in the whole existence of the universe...And I find it hard to be hopeful when I can hardly enjoy anything anymore."
After an investigation that took place earlier this month, the medical examiner added after an investigation that he could not link her death to EHS, either, seeing as there are "no medical documents to prove the association."
, a family practitioner echoed Salter's sentiments, telling Redbook, "EHS is not a condition recognized by the medical community. There are no diagnostic criteria, means of assessment, or treatment protocols for EHS.
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