CIPA, congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, is a rare mutation genetic disease that affects the nerve fibers that allows a human to feel pain and the sensation of hot and cold. A little girl in Georgia was diagnosed at a young age with this extremely rare and non-treatable disease. Her parents first look at this diease was when their daughter was just a few months old and they brought her into the doctors for a blood shot eye. The doctor put in drops to discover a scratched cornea and the little girl just continued to bounce and smile.
The little girl is now in kindergarten, and everyday she must get daily body checks to make sure she didn't hurt herself through out the day. A broken bone, concussion, cut or any other potentially dangerous harm that can easily can go from a quick fix to a life altering problem. Though many people may think a painless life would be amazing this little girl's parents can tell you otherwise; pain is there for a reason.