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IN OMG! ON 05 Oct, 2015
We all have weird dreams about our future, but you will be surprised to know Jewel Shuping always dreamed of her blindness. She was so obsessed with this dream that she actually tried to convert it into reality.
Surprised? Read her story and you will know the truth behind this scary dream.
She was suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) and it's terrifying to see people with this disorder get trains to run over their legs, freeze dry their legs, or fall off cliffs to try to paralyse themselves. It is obviously dangerous, taking a lesson from her decision Ms Shuping has decided to raise help raise public awareness of BIID and to encourage people with the condition to seek professional help.
Share her story and create awareness about BIID, because if a person makes terrific decision due to this illness, it is not a choice, it's a need based on a disorder of the brain.
According to doctors she was suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.
But this doesn't end here during her teenage she would spend hours staring at the sun, watching sunspots and solar storms after her mother told her it would damage her eyes.
She said 'I was 'blind-simming', which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by the time I was 21 it was a non-stop alarm that was going off,'
Determined to turn her dream into a reality, Ms Shuping found a psychologist willing to help her become blind and took the necessary steps in 2006.
Ms Shuping admitted the process was extremely painful.
Can you believe this? She actually did that!
Medics at a hospital tried to save her vision, against her wishes, but they were permanently damaged.
She was happy to get blind and felt delighted over this event.