Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream To Be Blind By Having Drain Cleaner Poured In Her Eyes
A 21-year-old North Carolina woman is making international headlines after she says she fulfilled her lifelong dream with the help of acid.
Jewel Shuping suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a condition that makes able bodied people feel as though they should be disabled. In Shuping’s case it made her feel like she was supposed to be blind.
Ever since she was a little girl, Jewel Shuping dreamed of being blind.
The North Carolina resident was born perfectly healthy, but she became so obsessed with losing her sight that at age 21, she took matters into her own hands.
Shuping claims that she had a psychologist pour drain cleaner in her eyes, then waited to seek medical attention.
Afterwards, she gradually lost her eyesight and is now almost completely blind, she says.
“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth,” the 30-year-old says.
“When I was young, my mother would find me walking in the halls at night. When I was 3 or 4 years old,” Shuping recalls. “By the time I was 6 I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable.”
Shuping acquired a white cane in her teens and could read Braille fluently by the time she was 20. As the years progressed, so did her desire to be blind.
So, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
“It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin,” Shuping says. “All I could think was, ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.’ ”
The two waited for 30 minutes before going to a hospital, where doctors worked to save Shuping’s eyesight. But the permanent damage was already done and, over the next six months, Shuping’s eyesight gradually faded.