Tragedy of bulimic 16-year-old who hanged herself after two year battle with eating disorder

By Chris Brooke for the Day by day Mail
Updated: 09:44 BST, 19 October 2010
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Battling bulimia: Splendid Rowena France conferred suicide in her family home what’s more, was found by her mother
A capable 16-year-old conferred suicide after a frantic two year fight with an eating disorder.
Sixth previous Rowena France was found hanging at the family home by her mother.

Yesterday the teenager’s grief stricken guardians talked about their daughter’s issues with bulimia which driven to her getting to be depressed.

Rowena had been a promising youthful competitor as well as a capable language specialist with a brilliant future ahead of her.

Mother Jacqueline France, 48, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, said: ‘She was anorexic for a year at the point when she was 11 what’s more, at that point we had a few  a long time of her being upbeat what’s more, at that point this started. We don’t know why.

‘She endured from bulimia for two a long time what’s more, in the last 12 months she had  discouragement as well. In the event that somebody came to the entryway she could put on a cheerful confront indeed in the event that she wasn’t  happy. We never thought she would take her possess life.’

After finishing her GCSEs, Rowena was was contemplating art, English literature, French what’s more, Italian at Greenhead School in her home town.
‘She was truly clever, she continuously endeavored to do her best at everything she did what’s more, she got great GCSE results.’ said Mrs France, who moreover has a 14-year-old girl Alex.

Father Andy France, 46, added: ‘We’re devastated, we can’t find words to express how we feel. She had just spent a week at the London School of Mold doing a foundation  course in mold design. She needed to go what’s more, live in Paris one day.’

The adolescent was found dead last Thursday what’s more, an examination has been dismissed pending further inquiries.

She had been a fruitful triathlete what’s more, runner, contending at club what’s more, territorial level some time recently her sickness constrained her to give it up.

Family companion John McFadzean, a youth improvement officer with the  Holmfirth Harriers running club, said: ‘We knew that Rowena had an eating scatter what’s more, knew her family were  working with her to get her better. Yet I did not figure it out until presently how much it  influenced her.

‘I thought she had given up running since she didn’t need to do it any longer -  it happens with teenagers.  Rowena still came along to bolster her family what’s more, she didn’t look unwell. She  would continuously grin what’s more, say ‘hello’. I don’t think anyone truly knew how  genuine it was.

‘I can’t truly get it why it has happened, I don’t think anybody can. She  was famous what’s more, had bounty of friends, she had just begun school what’s more, had  loads of companions there.

‘I accept she composed a note, be that as it may I don’t think it gave an understanding into why she did what she did. She was a incredible young lady what’s more, a great sportswoman. Everyone at Harriers is shocked  by such an awkward death. It is so tragic for the family.’

Rowena’s guardians what’s more, sister were all included with the sports club as well, he said.
Friends at her school were said to be in stun after being told about the catastrophe in class.

Headteacher Martin Rostron said: ‘Rowena was a very  capable linguist. She was a extremely agreeable youthful woman what’s more, was included with  backstage arrangements for the Christmas production. It came as a enormous stun to parts of students.’
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