Jaxon, 16, lives with a rare neurological disorder called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy (HSAN) Type 7, which leaves him without the ability to feel pain. His parents, Lance and Julie, say that Jaxon has accidentally injured himself dozens of times over the years, including breaking several bones.

Jaxon says he tries to enjoy every second of his life “because someday I might lose it.”

“He’s amazing – you can see the hope,” says Dr. David Feldman, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of Spinal Deformity & Preservation at the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We all complain about little things, and Jaxon complains about nothing.”

Watch the video above to hear more about the work Dr. Feldman has done to help rehabilitate Jaxon’s legs and improve his chances of a healthier future with more independence.

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

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

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