Bionic Girl: The girl who doesn't feel pain, hunger and sleep.

Have you ever wonder what if we stop feeling pain and hunger? Can we survive without sleep? Is it really possible? If your answer is no, then this blog is going to baffle your mind. 

This is story of a nine-year-old girl, Olivia Farnsworth, from Huddersfield who feels no pain and can survive without sleep or food. This is why she is named as "Bionic girl" by scientists.

Olivia's mother, Nikki Trepak, mention her as -“The Girl made of Steel.”

Olivia Farnsworth is believed to be the only person in the world to carry these three symptoms together. Because of her disorder, she can survive for five to six days without sleeping and feeding. Her life is is just an another example of biological syndrome with some unbelievable science mystery. Since she has these superpowers, she became the source of attraction for many researchers across the globe. 

Olivia Farnsworth has a rare chromosome disorder that baffled the medical professionals around the world. Her condition is described as chromosome 6p deletion.

Strange incidents of her life:
In 2016, when Olivia was only 7-year-old, she once went out with her Nikki Trepek(Her mother) and eventually got hit by a car and dragged about 100 feet down the Street. After that horrendous accident, she just got up and started walking back to her mother. She just replied, “What’s going on?” 

Because of the severeness of accident, she should have had severe injuries. The accident was so hilarious that she got Tyre mark on her chest. She also lost some skin from her toe and her hip, but still she didn't shade not even a single tear. From that day she came in the focus of medical researchers.The doctors started thinking about what saved her from injury. The mother-of-five kids said the signs of Olivia’s condition started when she was just a few months old. Olivia Farnsworth’s case mystified doctors. They admitted that it is a rare disorder in medical history.

She also once fell badly in her house and ripped off her lip and didn’t say a word to her parents. but after that, she had to have some major plastic surgeries to correct it.

What are Chromosomes:
The human DNA is packaged  inside the nucleus of each body cell in the form of microscopic bodies known as chromosomes. They are responsible for the making essential body proteins in order to keep us alive. Chromosomes also transfer the genetic material from the parent to the offspring during the process of cell division. The regions of the chromosome that codes for particular protein are called as genes, giving the instructions that control the cell’s function and reproduction. In simple words, the genes controls all biochemical processes that makes us alive.

There are total 23 pairs of chromosome present in the human body cell. Twenty-two out of 23 pairs are of autosomes, that are same in both males and females.
The 23rd pair is of the sex chromosomes that differs between males and females. Females contain two copies of the X chromosome, while males are with one X and one Y chromosome.

What Is Chromosome 6 Deletion?
Chromosomal deletion results from the loss of parts of chromosome or its arm. It is a abnormal condition in which the chromosome no. 6p is deleted during the process of cell division. However, chromosomal deletion syndromes usually involve larger deletions or a total pair deletion that are visible on the karyotyping test.

There are numerous diseases and disabilities associated with a single pair of chromosome deletion or loss of the specific genes-function.

Olivia’s Chromosome 6(the building material of DNA) is totally deleted that usually spans more than 170 million base pairs. It signifies between 5.5 and 6% of the total DNA in cells.

The major portion of chromosome 6 is linked with the immune system. The immune system provides power to the organism to fight against any infections. We can feel the pain whenever a signal to the brain is given from the affected part of our body.

More About Olivia’s Chromosome 6 Disorder:
Its a real big challenge for her mother to feed her because she doesn’t get hungry. According to her mom, she lived on just butter sandwiches for about a year.

Although she’s a joyful child most of the time, Niki said that she could suffer from violent outbursts from time to time.
The mother-of-five kids said Olivia head-butted, kicked, and punched her, which can be embarrassing if they’re out in public.

Olivia Farnsworth is a Superhuman?
You might think that Olivia is superhuman, but she is not. However, she is different from us, its still a disorder. According to former research biologist, Dr. Beverly Searle this is the super rare case.

Olivia Fransworth with her mother Niki Trepak

Ms. Niki Trepak is now raising awareness about chromosome 6 problems. She has been supported and encouraged by chromosome disorder support group Unique.

On the worldwide database, there are just 100 people with the ‘6p’ chromosome disorder. She is the only person who has all three symptoms of “no pain, sleep, and hunger.”

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