Healthy woman finds doctor to make her disabled, performing spinal surgery will paralyze her feetBy Mason White 6:54 PM July 18, 2013
By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A healthy woman desperately wants to be disabled. Despite the fact that she is 100 percent healthy, the woman lives her life as a disabled person.
Being stuck in a wheelchair and forced to wear braces, is hell for most people, but for one woman, it is her dream and she is living it.
Chloe Jennings-White, 58, wants to be a paraplegic. She has even found a doctor, who is willing to perform spinal surgery to get her legs to stop responding to her brain’s commands.
For many years, she has wanted to be disabled, but for the past five years, her desire intensified. That’s when she was diagnosed with BIID, or body integrity identity disorder.
It is a very rare psychological condition. BIID sufferers feel they want to be disabled.
At home, Jennings-White uses a wheelchair, even though she can walk. However, it did not go far enough for her.
“My dream was to find a surgeon, who will operate on my spine to stop my legs from working,” Jennings-White said. In 2010, she met a doctor in a different country, who was willing to cut her sciatic and femoral nerves, which means she would lose all sensation in the legs. Her problem was that the doctor wanted $25,000 for the surgery, and she couldn’t afford the fee.
“It’s like a transsexual man with severed privates, it is never coming back, but I know that is what I want,” she explained.
Jennings-White bought a wheelchair on the Internet and uses it to go about her daily activities. “When I sat into the wheelchair, it felt so good. I felt in place, it’s where I belong,” she said.
Jennings-White is no ordinary woman, she has a PHD in Chemistry and holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities. She had worked at Stanford University in California.
Later, she moved to Utah and started skiing at local resorts. She was always skiing recklessly in the hope of damaging her legs.
Then, in June 2006, bisexual Jennings-White met her future wife Danielle, now 44. “We fell in love instantly. On our second date, Danielle proposed and I said yes, even though I had not told her about my legs,”Jennings-White said.
A month before the wedding, a skiing accident really did leave her with a back injury and a perfect excuse to get leg braces.
She admits: “I really do not need them, but I decided to use it.
I told Danielle about my issue of wanting to be disabled. She was shocked, but vowed to stand by me when I told her it was the only way I could be happy.”