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NORTH CAROLINA – A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after she fulfilled her lifelong wish of becoming blind.
Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, according to Barcroft TV.
BIID is a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.
She told Barcroft TV that her fascination with blindness started when she was a child.
“By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she said.
Shuping says that when she was a teenager, she started wearing thick black sunglasses, and even got her first cane when she was 18.
By the age of 20, Shuping says she was fluent in braille.
“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,” she told Barcroft TV.
Her need to lose her sight increased as she got older, and by 2006, she claims she found a psychologist who was willing to help her.
Shuping says the psychologist put numbing eye drops into her eyes, and then a couple of drops of drain cleaner.
“It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin,” she said. “But all I could think was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.”
The woman says it took about half a year for the damage to take full effect.
“When I woke up the following day I was joyful, until I turned on to my back and opened my eyes – I was so enraged when I saw the TV screen,” she told Barcroft TV.
One of her eyes eventually had to be removed, her other eye had glaucoma and cataracts, Barcroft TVreports.
Shuping says she originally told her family it was an accident, but they later found out the truth.
She says her mother and sister have since cut contact.
She told Barcroft TV that she has no regrets and that she hopes to help other blind people live an independent life.
“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth,” she said. “When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder.”
According to Barcroft TV, Shuping is hoping her story will help raise public awareness of BIID and encourage people with the condition to seek professional help.
Does she have a job and pay her own bills? If not, and she did this to herself, let her fucking starve. She does not deserve out collective tax dollars.
Fuck. Why can't they just kill themselves like normal people? Millenials are all
About themselves and being a drain on others.
Can she go live with Beth till she finds a forever home?
The psychologist should be shot what a evil twisted piece of shit. I can't blame her she is crazy but the idea someone entrusted to cure mental illness put drain cleaner in her fucking eyes is mind blowing. excuse me I have to go scrape my jaw off the floor
i love how the article just glosses over that part. WTF?????
its a free country
bless her heart
Just reading that made my friggin' eyes hurt! No disability for this dope!
If I were in charge, she goes feet first into the wood chipper.
not a Beth thread
she's mentally ill..sedate and incarcerate
How do you write wtf in Braille?
This BIID is so bizarre! I was reading about people like this (I hate to say) nutcase who genuinely feel that they should be disabled in one way or another.
Some people want their arms or legs amputated because they just don't feel like that particular limb is supposed to be there. Apparently if they get their wish either by a doctor doing this against their better judgement or the person rigging up ways to do away with the offending limb they live their lives happily ever after.
Strange to say the least.
Just watched the video..
I'll be in my room sobbing if anyone needs me.
This month's winner of the Ben Stern - "Stupid/Moron Award" goes to......Jewel Shuping of North Carolina
So brave and courageous! Just like Caitlyn Jenner! When will the President tweet her congratulations?