Shauna Rae from the United States developed a rare brain cancer when she was just 6 months old. This woman had to undergo chemotherapy, but her growth was stunted.
Launch The Sun, Shauna Rae’s story was shared through a documentary on the TLC channel entitled “I Am Shauna Rae”.
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Due to stunted growth, Shauna has the appearance of a child. This makes it difficult for him to lead a normal life until dating.
“If you look at me, you’ll think I’m just a normal little girl, doing normal things for kids with my crazy and fun family,” said Shauna.
“But, the truth is, I’m not a little girl. I’m a woman, a 22-year-old woman trapped in an 8-year-old body,” she added.
Some of the difficulties experienced by Shauna are being refused entry to bars, getting tattoos, and being asked about her age when she wants to register at the gym.
This also makes Shauna’s mother feel guilty because her son has to go through this hardship for the rest of his life.
According to Shauna, the glands under her brain are no longer functioning due to chemotherapy. This makes Shauna’s body size unable to increase in height.
Not only having trouble living a normal life, Shauna also has trouble finding a boyfriend. In addition, Shauna’s appearance attracts the attention of people who have bad intentions.
“I attract weird and bad people. It’s scary to go out there, but you have to take risks to be happy,” explained Shauna.
In the documentary, Shauna is also seen following a blind date. However, her date thought she was being scammed.
Apart from dating problems, Shauna herself hopes that she can soon live independently from her family and be recognized as an adult.
“I can’t go anywhere without them (my parents) asking a lot of questions.”
“I’m trying to live independently,” said Shauna added.