Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you possessed super powers? Well, most of us can only dream of something like that ever happening. However, some people do posses certain talents and gifts that resemble superpowers.
For a woman named Joy Milne, that special gift is her strong sense of smell. It’s so special, that now doctors are interested in examining it. It all started after Joy noticed how her husband Les smelled a bit different one day. “His lovely male musk smell had got this overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell,” she said. At first, she didn’t think the distinctive odor that only she could sense was something to worry about, but as time passed by, Les was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Joy was very supportive and they both joined many groups with people who had the same disease. During the first meeting, Joy was shocked. She could feel in the room the smell she noticed at her husband some six years ago.
“I could smell it in this room all around of me,” Joy said.
After she told her husband’s doctors about that, they were hesitant at first, but then they decided to put Joy’s smell to the test. As they said, it’s not unusual for cats and dogs to be able to sense certain diseases, but that has never happened with a human before so they wanted to be sure.
To their surprise and delight, Joy performed exceptionally well on the scientific test.
Joy’s gift led to a new discovery related to the Parkinson disease. Namely, scientists believe this disease may result in a subtle change in the skin’s natural fluids.
Currently, scientists and researchers are working on creating a test that would help diagnose the disease early. Isn’t that amazing?
Sadly, Les passed away in 2015, but Joy hopes her special smell would help others in the future. Take a look at this incredible story in the video below.