- Chloe has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, which makes her wish she was disabled
- She asked doctors to paralyse her from the waist down
- However, she can't afford the procedure and is using a wheelchair to pretend she's disabled
A 58-year-old woman, who can walk and is not disabled in any way, has asked doctors to paralyse her from the waist down.
Chloe Jennings-White, from Utah in the US, has always wanted to be disabled, Briefly.co.za learned.
Speaking to Daily Mail, she said she even rode a bicycle off a 1.2-metre-high ledge intentionally when she was nine. Her aim was to disable herself.
Subsequently, she began participating in high-risk sports such as skiing, which she does at a high speed. She said:
My friends and family can get a little worried about me skiing, as they know I ski very aggressively and they know that in the back of my mind I actually want to get paralysed.
In fact, it took a ski injury to make her realise that she has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). The condition causes sufferers to have difficulty accepting one of more of their body parts.
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Chloe then began exploring the possibility of being surgically paralysed. However, the procedure costs $22,250, which she doesn't have. She said:
I might never be able to afford it, but I know, truly and deeply, I won't regret it if I ever can. Something in my brain tells me my legs are not supposed to work. Having any sensation in them just feels wrong.
Chloe is therefore using a wheelchair to help her feel as though she is disabled.
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