One North Carolina woman has finally ‘achieved her dream of being blind’ by having a psychologist pour drain cleaner on her eyes.
Jewel Shuping says she always wanted to be blind, even when she was a child. The woman is said to “suffer from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID),” a ‘condition’ that causes healthy people to believe they are meant to be disabled. This group of people may also be referred to as transabled. Shuping’s desire to be disabled led her to find a psychologist who was willing to help her become blind.
Shuping had the psychologist pour drain cleaner in her eyes. Over the next several months, she slowly went blind, just as she intended. She lost her left eye, and lost all of her sight in her right eye.
“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth,” Shuping told the Daily Mail. “When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder.”
The woman’s obsession with being blind started during childhood. She claims her mother often found her wandering the halls like a blind person when she was just 3 or 4 years old. She would also ‘spend hours staring at the sun,’ long after her mother told her to stop doing so, because it would damage her eyes. 
“By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she says.
Shuping began wearing thick black sunglasses as a teenager, started using a cane by the age of 18, and had learned how to read Braille by age 20.
“I was ‘blind-stimming’, which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by the time I was 21 it was a non-stop alarm that was going off,” Shuping says.
Finally, in 2006, she found the psychologist who would help her go blind. He numbed her eyes and placed a drop of drain cleaner in each eye – but it was still excruciatingly painful.
“My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin,” she recalls. “But all I could think was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.’”
Shuping was taken to a hospital, where doctors and nurses wanted to save Shuping’s sight, but she refused. The North Carolina woman thought she would be blinded immediately, but it took about 6 months for her to completely lose her sight, which was a frustrating reality for the 30-year-old.
“When I woke up the following day I was joyful, until I turned on to my back and opened my eyes – I was so enraged when I saw the TV screen.”
Her left eye finally suffered a “corneal meltdown,” collapsing in on itself, and was eventually removed. The right eye had glaucoma and cataracts, as well as a webbing of scars, leaving Shuping unable to see.
“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth. When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder.”
Shuping warns others with BIID not to physically harm themselves the way she did, and to seek professional help instead. 
“Don’t go blind the way I did. I know there is a need but perhaps someday there will be treatment for it. People with BIID get trains to run over their legs, freeze dry their legs, or fall off cliffs to try to paralyse themselves. It’s very, very dangerous. And they need professional help.”
114 thoughts on “Woman Uses Drain Cleaner to Blind Self with Help of Psychologist”
She is crazier than bat shit, just like Bruce Jenner. In the past they Institutionalized insane people now you give them the Ashe award. Now society (read our tax dollars) have to take care of this crazy asshole. Screw her, imprison the asshole who blinded her.
There is a difference between being born healthy and wanting to be disabled, than being born disabled and wanting to be healthy. Transgenderism is caused by a mutation in the brain. In either case, it’s a mental disorder of types (I am not degrading transgenderism to something that can be cured with psychological therapy). While i also find it terrible that someone feels the need to ruin their eyesight and be blind, I also have to look at it for what it is – a mental thing. In the end, is one’s happiness not the most important? Again, I DON’T agree with this, but I was just waiting for someone to compare this to transgenderism, and while on the surface it might seem the same, it’s not. Please put yourself in the shoes of the other person before you judge.
Can you show me where this “mutation in the brain” is?
By all means. It seesm that many people don’t like to acknowledge that there are actual, physical reasons why things happen (including this woman’s case as well). When things are not right in the brain, mentally or emotionally, there is usually a physical reason why. There’s a lot of supporting evidence lately that GMOs and other environmental pollutants are attributing to deformities in the brain or brain function that go on to cause depression, personality disorders, and problems like transgenderism and even this woman’s problem. Things don’t just happen on their own. There is ALWAYS a reason, and that reason is usually a physical one that manifests into a mental or emotional one.
You can look here under the section labeled Brain Structure, or do research on prenatal androgen exposure, two PHYSICAL reasons why transgenderism occurs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_transsexualism#Brain_structure There is tons of information out there on it, but people have to want to be educated to actually look at it. 😉
I will agree that perhaps not every trans person out there has this, and their thinking could be more mental than actual, but really, not many people would intentionally want to change their sex with everything that it involves. Also, many times men with Klinefelter’s Syndrome may go through actually thinking they are transgendered, but again that is a physical problem affecting the mental and emotional. In a lot of these cases, proper diagnosis is necessary, and Klinefelter’s is pretty uncommon, so undiagnosed men can go on believing they are trans when they have another underlying problem that is affecting their brains. Do I think transgenderism is real though? Of course. Because if you are born with a brain that is how it is, and you can’t change that, then you are what you are. Klinefelter’s can be treated. A deformity in the brain cannot. So yes, transgender/sexualism is very real.
Point being, there is a cause for everything. People are not just batshit crazy. Emotional and mental awareness and feelings arise from our physical brain, and if the brain is not healthy (and not one of us has a brain that is 100% healthy anymore), weird things happen.
Not one da^^ned penny of taxpayer money should these fools get..then we’d “see” how popular drano would be.
I understand how you feel. However, the stupid woman is BATSHIT BLIND!!! She at least needs a seeing-eye dog and a bus pass so she can work at Goodwill, sorting dirty underwear from clean by sense of smell, right?
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Nobody is born wanting anything except a mom and a tittie.
Lobotomy would have been easier.
Yeah. That ways if she decides she want’s to destroy her other senses we are ahead of the curve.
The curve doesn’t even seem to be in sight for you.
“Stupid is as stupid does”
Jewel Shuping, you are an insult to millions of blind people around the world who wish they had sight!
Jewel Shuping, you are not only an insult to the millions of blind people who wish they had sight, I also feel sorry for those same blind people who are reading about what an insane lunatic you are in braille!
The use of braille is dropping precipitously with the advent of talking software. Now, if we can just get artificial intelligence to take over bureaucratic functions…
And you are an insult to people who understand and have sympathy for the mentally ill.
Sympathy is one thing. You are condoning criminal enabling.
As if the trust created by medical licensure doesn’t?
As much as I question psychologists’ usefulness, I have yet to meet one that would recommend this type of “therapy.”
Ι have heard of many crazy things done by lots of disturbed people… but that a psychologist (who is supposed to help people cure themselves) has enabled a person’s illness is beyond me…. this is self inflicted mutilation (or rather assisted) and should be punishable by law including revoking the license of this so called “psychologist”
I agree with you and this should never happen.
He will say he merely “helped her realize her dreams” and “made her whole” again. I think what he did was highly illegal, like the surgeons who amputate people’s arms and legs (even ALL FOUR, in some cases), because they want it done.
These are sexual fetishes gone FAR off the reservation, IMO.
assisting people to commit things they are not supposed to is a crime… and making someone blind is not making them whole again
Neither is a sex change operation. This is identical in that is a rejection of one’s body. And assisting people to do things they are “not supposed to do”…. that’s some creepy baby-talk.
Then every government employee is a criminal, because living off of a government teat isn’t supposed to be done in a constitutional republic.
People get perfectly healthy limbs amputated all the time. BY SURGEONS.
No doubt you are correct, but that doesn’t make it right never the less. Professionals should do what they are professionally trained to do and not give in to the illness their patients have. What’s the point of being a healer (doctor etc) if you choose to further the disease and not the cure? It doesn’t make you any better!!!
Professionalism used to mean that one was paid for what they did. The new meaning is that they do whatever they do in a competent manner, which is becoming just as uncommon as common sense.
And surgeons almost routinely amputate a healthy limb instead of the diseased one, because some moron hung the film backwards and no one noticed.
Psychologists don’t know how to cure people. Not their job. They can drug people and sometimes give good counseling. People are crazier than ever, that is my evidence.
I’d love to know who this so called Dr. is? SOMETHING is very wrong here, I wonder how she is taken care of? Does she receive Blind disability? Why would anyone even admit to doing this?
Pretty sure she’s eligible for disability. I bet she saw a movie about Helen Keller as a little girl, and romanticized blindness. Will she have the doc puncture her eardrums next?
Where are the Islamic beheaders when we could put them to work?
If God had wanted you to be blind he would have made you a cave maggot!
What do mythical entities have to do with it?
Which mythical entity? You?
“God”, of course.
So now the taxpayers have to pay for her disability…………great.
This is not the first I’ve heard of transabled.I heard it started in the gay community with men chopping off their arms and legs then reffered to as nuggets,They are taken care of by perv daddys sick sick sick.Pedofilia will be the next accepted and promoted sickness.
Pedofilia (sic) will have to wait until it is normal to be unable to spell pedophilia, given the commonality of spell checkers.
Oh my God ,aren’t you brilliant.Pedophile is not a word I use often,my bad
.Now do you have anything intelligent or interesting to say?
I would think that because you are either concerned about pedophilia and/or interested in or engaging in it, to be suddenly injecting it into a thread where it hadn’t appeared before, that you’d be more circumspect about spelling it.
Arranged total dependence. What happens when Daddy decides he wants a new nugget?
Someone should pour drain cleaner on her ovaries. Someone like this should not be allowed to reproduce.
Right on! I agree with you on that point.
Are you a descendant of Margaret Sanger?
he’s just another insane Malthusian scoin of generational Nazi’s…who’s so far to the right ….his dingy flipped over…after having only one oar in the water (LOL)
Nazis were socialists. Far left.
Natural law used to weed them out: now the inefficient disabled and insane reproduce without cost to themselves; subsequently they live off the efficient capable and rational by government direct or indirect coercion. The consumers with little productivity will eventually outnumber radically the producers; what befell the Roman Empire and the Soviet Union will happen in the United States.
The only hope I see: is if the efficient, capable and rational are able to move to certain states and break from the union.
very unfortunate statment.
@NigghonLibertine. I feel sorry for you that you have to have such a narcissistic view of the disabled. Seems to me you and your lack of compassion needs to be eradicated rather than those who have imperfect bodies.
Rhonda, I feel sorry for you in your inane gullibility.
This woman is not disabled by anything other than her own narcissism. I am disabled but it sure wasn’t by choice. Speaking from that platform I aver that she shouldn’t be given any assistance either by the government nor from charities. No tax breaks for being blind, no use of white canes and no accommodations in public. In fact she should be made to wear a sign around her neck letting those who usually have compassion for the limitations of others know that she is the way she is of her own volition. She should have to reap what she has sown and her life should be made as hard for her as it is for those who truly do not deserve their plight.
Can you imagine the number of blind people that would have given anything for sight? And she waste’s Gods gift to her in this way.
This is hedonism taken to the nth degree and to feel compassion for her is a wasted exercise in stupidity.
I have a huge amount of injuries (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis) and I am three times legally blind (my trifocal glasses cost $600.00 each time I obtain a prescription) and have a service connected disability for hearing loss with associated tinnitus- with high blood pressure and diabetes; I am by no stretch of the imagination “narcissistic” as it regards the disabled. I do the best that I can and it is generally not enough; there are younger, stronger and far superior men that I compete with every day that my employer rationally chooses over my inferior performance. Regardless of my personal circumstances reality will assert and reassert itself to my loss or gain. I disagree with “enforced” compassion- not compassion itself; it is the use of force against the able on behalf of the disabled that I take issue with.
Kind Sir your tirade in defense of punishing a woman who is obviously mentally ill strikes me AGAIN as devoid of compassion. Narcissist as she may very well be this is a defense of a very troubled mind. As for being disabled I understand completely. Since you brought up yours I will state mine. I was born with ocular albinism with myopia & astigmatism. I have as I age also developed macular degeneration in my dominate((only eye II can use)as this is expected. I lost the ability to drive @ 45 and have been adjusting ever since. As my vision continues to degrade my future is blindness Most of this time alone with no family or support system to help me. So dear sir you are preaching to the choir. That being said compassion is ONE of God’s many gifts. Did Jesus let the town stone the woman guilty of adultery? No he commanded those who would do so to look within at our own iniquities. Just as you should now for your inability to see past the action and not understand the pain. Let me be clear I am NOT condoning what either party did. I’m just acknowledging I nor you have the right or wisdom to judge.
Being disabled- whether by fate, whim. genetics or intent is beside the point. Coercing the sane, able and efficient to surrender their resources on behalf of the insane, disabled and inefficient is. I judge that which I can rationally observe as that judgement is upon us and changing the world for the worse; it is done via the coercive powers of government advocating a socialist paradigm that favors the increase of the nonproductive at the expense of the productive. No society can survive the unproductive outnumbering the productive; it is the reason the USSR fell.
The wisdom to judge is not the province of politicians either- yet they are: we cannot afford to act irrationally and concede their “wisdom” over ours.
That’s really disturbing on several levels. I do wonder, though, if this was something concerning another lifetime. Perhaps she had been a blind person at some other point and felt that this was normal. At least it would be a little easier to understand if this was the case.
What is really concerning is that you are dumb enough to believe it.
Still stalking me, I see. Don’t you have some GM-cornflakes to eat, troll-boy?
Why you need some?
No thanks. You take my portion. I’m not stupid enough to eat them…
I know you are uneducated and still believing what the organic companies tell you to, do they tell you the world is flat as well?
Go away, idiot.
Don’t worry hon, I’ll never leave you.
The psychologist who helped Jewel Shuping go blind should be sent to prison. Jewel Shuping should have been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital because she is a lunatic for wanting to be blind. I cannot help, but feel sorry for the many blind people who wish they had sight and read about her in braille. Just imagine how outraged those blind people must be!
When I was boy, I felt like chains were being put onto me, when I was fitted with glasses. Just imagine how I would have felt if instead when I was boy, a doctor told me that because I had Retinitis Pigmentosa, I would be blind when I grew up!
I would like to have 20/20 vision and not have to wear glasses, but unfortunately at this point in time there is no cure for myopia. And lasik has serious risks, even if you are a good candidate for it. Often when people get lasik, in the sincere hope they will be able throw away their glasses, they end up with even worse vision problems. There even tragic cases of people going blind because of lasik. So I hope someday medical science will be advanced enough, so there are no more any blind people, and glasses and contact lenses, are obsolete antique collector’s items.
There is a completely effective method of eliminating myopia, but you’d have to be willing to stop wearing your optical crutches.
Please explain to me what that method is. Thank you very much.
The eye is focused by the action of muscles, and muscles get lazy and weak when they are not used. Getting a prescription to 20/20 lets the muscles in the eye relax because they are not needed. Because I am a truck driver, who has to pass a DOT physical periodically, requiring my vision to be 20/40, that is what I have the prescribing examiner prescribe to. Since 2001, when I started doing this, both eyes have improved by at least on diopter each. I got my last new prescription two years ago, to 20/40. I now see 20/30 with that prescription.
What a sick person. And a “professional” helped her go blind? That person should be in jail and NEVER allowed to pretend to be a “professional” again.
The professional did what they were asked to. What we should be doing is asking what happened to the Hippocratic Oath…
Why hasn’t this psychologist been prosecuted for his crime?
I’m thinking that this guy should lose his license and be prosecuted for aggravated assault with battery.
He hasn’t committed a crime, he has performed a requested medical procedure. The only person who could be a damaged complainant, as required by the law to file charges, specifically requested that the procedure be performed and signed all the disclaimers that advised her that the procedure would damage her sight, which is what she wanted. Anything else would be anathema in a free society, as would requiring anyone else to support her because of her self-inflicted disability. That said, I have had several blind friends who were completely capable of supporting themselves with the use of entitlement programs, who became disabled by the offer of said programs. The best thing we could do for all of the disabled is to stop treating them as disabled because we consider them to be, which is more disabling than any legitimate disability.
Does anybody know the name of the criminal who blinded her?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society..
It isn’t a measure of health to adjust to anything that one doesn’t believe requires adjusting to.
Yet another shining example of why we desperately need more mental institutions. The deinstitutionalization of the 70’s and 80’s has come home to roost.
It would probably be better if we stopped inflicting cognitive dissonance on people who are too mentally weak to resist its effects. Since I consider political and historical ignorance to be a form of mental illness, we can just institutionalize everyone who graduates from the public fool system. Would that work for you?
This is a type of mental illness, similar to that afflicting Americans who think they live freely in a democracy. As long as it doesn’t harm anyone else, not cost anyone else anything, what the heck?
It does harm everyone else and it does cost a lot if you pay tax or are behind her in line.
Based on that statement, I assume that you believe that we should euthanize all the disabled so they won’t harm us anymore?
Yeah, didn’t think you could. You sure like to yap though.
And ignorance is bliss. I provided plenty of places where you can get the information you seek. I doubt you’re really seeking it, though.
You posted theories not testable by the scientific method. Nice try.
And if we all had attitudes like yours we’d all still be in the stone ages. I provided information for you to do your own research should you feel so inclined. I’ve got better things to do that try to “prove myself” to people who allow their preconceived notions about things keep them from entertaining other reasons for things. I’m not your teacher, but I’ll give you ideas to check out if you want. I doubt you want to, though.
Who decides what is acceptable, you? Me? Do we put it to a vote? Do ethics or morals change with public opinion? Should they? Are my notions preconceived but yours not? Have a nice day. And Montsanto sucks. Hey we can agree on something.
well said dear as I tried to state there is a medical reason for this yet many closed minded people will not take the time to educate nor understand. Pray THEY never have an illness such as this befall them.
Funny how ironic this t”heir are those ever ss blind they cannot see” PUN intended!
And you opened yours once too often. Wanna go for twice?
And what’s your problem?
She is now safe from seeing that awful site in the mirror.
The amputation thing – which I think may be related to her blindness fetish – is related to eroticism often, and not to gender issues at all.
I remember reading in a medical journal (hey, I worked in a university library – there’s spare time in jobs like that 🙂 – about a guy who also read medical journals a lot. 😉 He was convinced his sexual desires were getting the best of him, so one weekend when his roommate was gone, he set about removing his own adrenal glands. He set up shower curtains and made a kind of OR, used lidocaine, and set about removing his own adrenal glands. 8 hours later, he found it too painful to retract his own liver to get at the adrenals. So he taped himself up an drove to the ER to get himself stitched up! The ER docs said he did a pretty remarkable job – there was no infection, and he healed normally.
Wow, that’s pretty crazy, but I believe it. Actually, the info I provided was initially in response to the first comparison of what this woman has done to transgenderism, but the basic ideas still apply. You bring up an interesting idea though. Maybe not so much in the sense of eroticism, but the high that comes with it? If her desire to do this to herself is at all based on the stimulation achieved in cutting off one sense to heighten others, it makes me again ask the question of whether or not there isn’t something wrong in the brain, or even hormonal levels from other organs, somehow causing that response in her. Lots to think about, really. There’s so many ways that our brains can be affected, which then leads to other types of reactions that make us do crazy things. It becomes annoying though when people automatically assume that everything someone does is a “choice” they’ve made – and can’t be the result of some kind of something wrong in the body. This is obviously not an orthodox choice to make. It makes me wonder what kind of testing her psych ordered for her (or didn’t order for her, more like) before actually taking part in this, too. The psych is a whole different question in this, but I think it’s good when people try to remember that what you see on the surface is only that. The truth or cause is a lot deeper than what most people realize, or want to acknowledge.
Kidding? She’s crazy!
New thought: If she had just gone on a diet instead. Then she might now have wanted to blind herself so she’s never see her fat reflection again.
Or just gone on a mirror-destruction rampage, founding Fat People Against Mirrors. (FATPAM)
This woman is just plain mad. I hope she is not getting disability benefits. With all those blind people out there who wish they could see, and she does this! Hope a car runs over her as she crosses a street.
Socrates…”First do no harm”…this pseudo ‘quack’ psychologist should rightly be arrested for aiding & abetting physical ‘torture’… depraved indifference… & malice of forethought…. as well as ‘assault to maim’… it’s a premeditated crime against humanity as a whole………she’s also bat shit crazy!…but there should be recourse to change & heal her discombobulated self-image that’s manifesting onto the physical plane…(imo)
….& (imo)… any legalese ‘gobbly gook’ machinations… justifying this aberrant behavior is also based in the P.C.land of ‘bat shit’ crazy NWO propagandized ‘Consensus Speak’ or ‘Hive Mind’ deliberate mass distraction techniques….engendering a self defeating ‘cognitively dissonant’ befuddlement…degenerating into ‘acceptance-apathy’….effectively making us ineffective droids.
Her psychologist should loose his/her license for massive malpractice. Her condition warranted an understanding of self and helping her to overcome the illness, not a way to help her acheive her goal to be blind. Very sick.
That psychologist already had her license revoked before she poured the Drano.
So is she now “illegally blind”?
So is she now “illegally blind”?
Now that this useless sow is disabled, it, can get a living wage from SS disability. Just another useless POS.
Why no mention of the so called doctors name. Sounds like another Kavorkian, just likes to watch people suffer or die.
All this idiot needed was for her parents to kick her fat ass when she was a child.
Here’s the problem – a father’s love.
Guaranteed – her father was not around to love and raise her.
Oh my God that poor women! This is just another example why psychologist can’t be trusted
I know people who are blind from birth or by trauma who would give anything to be able to see.
That psychologist should be stripped of her license and brought up on criminal charges.
That psychologist already had her license revoked before she poured the Drano. She should be charged with practicing without a license.
Indeed she should be.
Actually, I think she’s been an inspiration. I wonder if draino will seep through my brain if I poured it into my ears. I think I can live without a brain for the rest of my life, and some believe I’ve already been doing so for a while now. Please don’t try this at home. I was just being sarcastic. Really, I’m serious, I was just trying to be funny. I will not be responsible for your stupidity should you decide to try my idea. But, should you live to tell the tale I would expect some sort of compensation for copyright violations since you did this without my explicit permission. Just the financial implications should prevent you from doing this.
Sounds to me like she does have regrets….
Being born with deep visual impairments with the prognosis of eventually going blind I feel this woman needs help. She may have a past life issue or a need for attention but giving in to helping her become blind is the most egregious use of a degree I have ever seen. no pun intended. Seems to me the psych need as much help as the patient.
Are you sure this would not be thought of as a criminal act? This is not helping a sick person this is maiming a healthy person.
Excuse me? What the hell kind of mental health doctor does this?
Was the psychologist ever charged?
This should be proof dysphoria exists…