February 19, 2012 at 3:55 am in DL-Online
Growing up on the south coast of England, Jane Sykes Wilson learned to live with a mysterious illness that seemed to arrive when temperatures drop, as if she were allergic to cold. Any drop in temperature, even in warm weather, could bring on or worsen the flu-like symptoms, which included swollen joints, rashes, eye redness and occasional fever with chills. That didn’t deter her from venturing to Grand Forks in summer 2002 to pursue a master’s degree in communications at UND. But it was here that her symptoms became unbearable.