A 30-year-old woman from North Carolina, who had a lifelong dream of being blind, had a mental health professional pour drain cleaner on her eyes.
Jewel Shuping, a woman diagnosed of Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), started exhibiting fascination for blindness when she was just a toddler.
Shuping’s fascination for blindness started when she was just a toddler.
According to Shuping, she would walk around her darkened home at night and stare at the sun for hours knowing that it would harm her vision.
Shuping resorted to wearing bulky black sunglasses and walking with a cane to pretend to be blind in her teenage years.
She taught herself Braile by the age of 20.
BIID, a psychological condition, causes an individual to believe that he or she should be disabled in some way. Some individuals with this condition deliberately injure their legs or jump off cliffs to paralyze themselves.
Reportedly, an unnamed psychologist poured drain cleaner in Shuping’s eyes in 2006 so she can achieve her lifelong dream of being blind.
“My eyes were screaming. I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek, burning my skin. In the moment, all I could think of was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be OK.”
However, Shuping was furious to discover that her vision remained the day after the incident.
In fact, it took six months before Shuping lost her vision.
One of her eyes had to be removed due to extreme damage.
On the other hand, the other eye, which suffers from glaucoma and cataracts, remains.
After learning about the truth, Shuping’s parents disowned her.
Still, Shuping has no regrets over her decision to go blind.
“If someone were to say that its fundamentally selfish to blind myself, I would say that it’s selfish to refuse treatment to somebody with a disorder. This is not a choice, it’s a need based on a disorder of the brain,” she said.
Now studying to get an education degree, she aims to pursue a career that focuses in improving the living standards of blind individuals.
She is encouraging individuals with BIID to seek professional help.
It is undetermined if the psychologist who poured drain cleaner in her eyes was penalized.
Watch her story below.
Source: The Daily Mail UK
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture