Girls’ illness still a puzzle
Two Corinth girls are afflicted with symptoms similar to those in Genesee County
Randy Nicholson said it began last May during the first inning of a high school softball game.
His daughter was pitching to a team she pitched a no-hitter against earlier in the season when she suddenly collapsed. When she came to, her body began twitching and convulsing.
Doctors concluded nothing was seriously wrong with her, and said she may have been dehydrated.
The next night, 16-year-old Alycia Nicholson came home early from her church’s youth group, fatigued. When she got up from the couch to go into the next room, she collapsed again, convulsing and not breathing.
Alycia is one of two girls in Corinth who suffer from a similar set of undiagnosed neurological symptoms that may be related to those suffered by a cluster of students exhibiting tics, twitches, verbal outbursts and other symptoms sometimes associated with Tourette’s syndrome in Le Roy, Genesee County, near Rochester.
Source: Times Union
A few new things with this story that connects with the others we have reported. The father makes a connection to Le Roy where her team stopped but it’s not clear what they did there. Second, citizens are taking to YouTube to press their plight. There could be A LOT of things going on here.
From what has been studied, certain things have been reasonably ruled out. You can never find EVERY factor and you can not assume that all these cases have a common cause. Instead, you can say that people are relating them in time and space, finding connections where there actually may be none that matter. Oh, yeah, as we mentioned, Erin Brockovich is on the case. That brings in publicity that feeds more attention to the case.
This will not end well. In fact, I would bet it never really ends because these sorts of cases are not something that gets tied up all tidy by finding a smoking gun. It’s way more complicated than that.