The Little Girl Who Doesn't Feel Pain

Aired on 11/08/2005 | CC tv-pg
She poked out her eye, chewed her skin raw and bit her tongue until it bled. Five-year-old Gabby Gingras feels no pain. As someone who has no nerves to carry the pain signal from her skin to her brain, she's one of the rarest little girls in the country. Watch as Gabby's parents share why the idea that their daughter wouldn't experience pain turned from a dream into a nightmare.

Original airdate: November 8, 2005

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