A story about a 9-year-old girl with a condition that prevents her from feeling the sensation of pain

"Tricia and Stephen blow on food to cool it before placing it on Gabby’s plate. Something as simple as hot food is a challenge for Gabby, a bubbly and intelligent little girl who suffers from the rare condition congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis.

Gabby cannot feel pain, making something as common as hot food dangerous. Numbers of those living with the disorder are difficult to find. Probably only a handful of cases such as Gabby exist in the world, said her pediatric neurologist, Dr. Stephen Smith of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul."

Read the full story: www.inforum.com/event/article/id/280197/group/Life/

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