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SH: It was an innate survival instinct which allowed me to pack up and leave everyone and everything I had ever known and relocate from the harmful suburbs north of New York City to the welcoming safety of the ‘Radio Quiet Zone’ in Green Bank, West Virginia. Due to the ceaseless, undisciplined proliferation of wireless technology, I had by 2009 developed a dizzying array of debilitating medical symptoms; which included burning skin sensations, headaches, enervation, tinnitus, numbness in my extremities, impaired focal concentration, as well as cardia arrhythmia. After numerous consultations with leading medical specialists, I was finally diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS), also known to the scientific community as Radio-Wave or Microwave Sickness. Today, though Wi-Fi and shedding electricity from poorly insulated power-lines remain a challenge, I am much better able to manage my symptoms and enjoy an enhanced quality of life in my new home of Green Bank. However, obtaining accessible medical care both now, and in the future, remains an exceptionally difficult concern and challenge. I am unable to use tele-health services and don’t know how I could survive a hospital stay, if one were necessary. EHS is a lifelong functional impairment, and those of us who suffer with this condition still lack access to this basic human need.