Lance and Julie say their son, Jaxon, was a 1lb. 3 oz “micro-preemie” who was delivered via C-section when Julie was just 24 weeks pregnant. The couple says they brought Jaxon home from the hospital after 98 days, but a few weeks later, he started showing some worrisome behaviors.

“The first sign of trouble was, he started headbutting,” says Lance. “At about the one-year point, he started biting his gums, his lips.”

Lance and Julie say that by the time Jaxon was 18-months-old, he was scratching himself to the point of bleeding. It wasn’t until Jaxon was around 2 years old that they learned he had an extremely rare neurological disorder called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy (HSAN) Type 7.

“Jaxon does not have a peripheral nervous system,” says Julie. “Jaxon will never feel pain.”

Lance and Julie say that Jaxon has accidentally injured himself dozens of times, including breaking several bones. Watch the video above to hear how living with HSAN has impacted his – and their lives. And later, Jaxon joins his parents on the Dr. Phil stage. What does the now 16-year-old tell Dr. Phil he wants for his future?

This episode of Dr. Phil,“The Child Who Feels No Pain,” airs Thursday. Check your local listing for airtimes.

WATCH: ‘He Was So Tiny,’ Says Mom About Baby Delivered At 24 Weeks

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A Day In The Life Of A Teenager Who Can’t Feel Pain

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