INTERNATIONAL: I blinded myself on purpose and have never been happier

By Melkorka Licea, New York Post

 

Shuping

Shuping

NEW YORK POST – For most people, going blind is their worst nightmare, but for this North Carolina woman it was a dream come true.

Jewel Shuping, 30, was so desperate to be blind that she poured draining cleaner in her baby blues to wipe out her eyesight — and she couldn’t be happier.

She suffers from an illness called body integrity identity disorder (BIID) — a disease that causes able-bodied people to strongly desire a disability.

“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth,” Shuping told Barcroft Media.

The afflicted woman knew from a young age she wanted to be blind, and would attempt to harm her eyesight by staring at the sun while “blind-simming,” or pretending to be blind.

By the time Shuping turned 21, the idea of being blind was “a non-stop alarm that was going off” and she sought the help of a sympathetic psychologist to help her carry out her ultimate desire in 2006.

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3 comments

  1. Jackass give me your good blue eyes. I well need good eyes.

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  3. she could have at least donated her good eyes,there is always need for eye parts to those that are desperate to see.

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  5. Those who have it don`t want it... those who don`t want it have it.... wow am just not sure what to say speechless

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