Girl, 7, has rare disorder that means she’s never hungry, never tired and never feels pain

This girl never gets hungry, is never tired and doesn't feel pain
Olivia Farnsworth, from Huddersfield, suffers from a rare chromosome disorder which means she does not feel pain (Picture: MEN)

Doctors call her ‘bionic’ and her mum says she’s ‘made of steel’.

Olivia Farnsworth, from Huddersfield, may look like a regular child but has some seriously unique qualities.

She never gets tired, can go days without food and doesn’t feel pain.

No seriously. 

Olivia, seven, has a rare chromosome disorder that has left doctors and her family in awe.

She is thought to be the only person in the world who suffers from all three symptoms simultaneously.

Her mum, Niki, 32, said her condition is so rare, it didn’t even have a name.

She said: ‘She got run over and dragged down the street by a car and she didn’t complain.

‘She was dragged about ten car lengths down the road. It was horrendous, I don’t think it’s something I will ever get over.

‘I was screaming and all my other children were screaming as she ran out. But Olivia was just like, “What’s going on?”.

‘She just got up and started walking back to me.’

Niki said she first started seeing signs of her daughter’s condition when she was only a few months old.

Olivia Farnsworth of Crosland Moor, Huddersfield suffers from a rare chromosome disorder which means she does not feel pain and rarely gets tired. Doctors have called her bionic.
Olivia Farnsworth’s symptoms started showing when she was only a few months old (Picture: MEN Syndication)

Niki described some of the negative aspects of her daughter’s condition: ‘She had bad colic and her hair didn’t grow. She had no hair until she was about four-and-a-half. People called her a boy all the time.

‘She also once fell badly and ripped her lip off and didn’t say anything. She had to have major plastic surgery to correct it.’

Another struggle the mum-of-five faces with Olivia is that she is prone to violent outbursts.

‘She’s head-butted me, punched and kicked me and can have outbursts of swearing which can be embarrassing if we’re out in public.

‘It happened in a park the other week and people were wondering what’s going on. They don’t know what’s wrong.’

Niki is now trying to raise money for research into the rare disorder through a skydive and hosting a charity tattoo-athon.

To support Niki’s fundraising, contact her on her Facebook page Niki Trepak.

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