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A Girl that feels no Pain
Posted 8/15/09 , edited 8/15/09

As 5-year-old Ashlyn Blocker tackles the monkey bars with the same grit and determination as her fellow kindergarteners, a teacher keeps a careful eye on her, monitoring for any bumps or bruises sustained along the way.

When most of us are hurt, the body sounds an alarm. But that feeling is foreign to Ashlyn, who suffers from what's called congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, also known as CIPA, a rare genetic disorder affecting the nerve endings. She has no sense of extreme temperatures, and she can't feel pain -- though she can feel some non-painful sensations.


How sad. ]:


I checked if this was a dupe, but it didn't look like it.
If it is, lock it please. [:



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Posted 8/15/09
lol she can walk through fire :p
Posted 8/15/09
Interesting. (: And definitely rare.
Posted 8/15/09
Hey! Look on the bright-side,
When she's going to have a baby, at least she doesn't have to go through 30 hours of anguish.
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Posted 8/15/09
so she wont scream during sex?
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Posted 8/15/09
Weird. But how do you see it as a curse, OP?
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

Weird. But how do you see it as a curse, OP?


No, that's what the daughter's mom said [:

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Posted 8/15/09
No link?
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Posted 8/15/09

BubbleUp wrote:


Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

Weird. But how do you see it as a curse, OP?


No, that's what the daughter's mom said [:



Oh, my bad.
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Posted 8/15/09 , edited 8/15/09

Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

Weird. But how do you see it as a curse, OP?


It's a curse because pain is necessary if you want to stay healthy.

If she gets cut or hurts her body she won't know and can't deal with it right away. I saw a special on tv about this girl when she was younger and they had to put goggles on her because she kept picking at her eyes and damaging them. She would chew on he fingers and basically did alot of serious damage to her body unknowingly.
Posted 8/15/09
I don't know if this is girl so lucky or so unlucky..
Pain is an important sensation..
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Posted 8/15/09
how sad... it's like that one episode of House that I watched. though pain hurts, it is vital to the body.
she has to be extra careful... one slip up could kill her, and she wouldn't even see it coming...
Posted 8/15/09
I find this kind of sad, I pity the girl.
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Posted 8/15/09
I knew a guy who's right hand had that issue. Its annoying since you don't know when you're body is taking damage.
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Posted 8/15/09
Sounds like a useful disease to have. :O
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