For most of us, the thought of losing our legs is a nightmare. For Chloe Jennings-White, losing all feeling in her legs is something she has dreamed of since she was four years old. Shockingly, a doctor has agreed to perform a $25,000 procedure that would sever her spinal cord and leave her paralyzed. Yes, you read that correctly.
The 58-year-old research scientist — who, by the way, has graduated from Cambridge University — suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, or BIID. This rare condition leads people to mentally reject one or more of their limbs, even going as far as amputating them if given the choice. The exact cause of BIID is unknown and there is no cure.
While Jennings-White has been the victim of many insults and unkind comments, she insists that she is just misunderstood. She first started feeling like her legs were not for her when she saw her aunt in leg braces at an early age. At age 9, she purposefully rode her bicycle off a four-foot ledge to stop her legs from working.
Today, she uses a wheelchair and leg braces whenever possible. She skis often, going at high speeds hoping to break or injure her legs. The only thing stopping her from getting the aforementioned procedure is a lack of funds.
I bet you want to see the images of this insane lady. Here’s a video with more information: