After surviving mind most cancers as a baby, Shauna Rae's progress was stunted. Now she simply needs to be handled like an grownup. See the trailer for docuseries I Am Shauna Rae, premiering Jan. 11.

TLC's "I Am Shauna Rae": Unique Sneak Peek

She's simply making an attempt to behave her age!

Meet Shauna Rae, a girl who's regularly mistaken for a kid attributable to unintended effects from surviving a uncommon type of mind most cancers as a child. 

"In the event you have been to have a look at me, you'd assume I am only a regular little woman doing regular little woman issues with my enjoyable, loopy household," the 22-year-old star of TLC's new docuseries I Am Shauna Rae explains in an unique trailer. "However the reality is: I am not slightly woman. I am a girl, a 22-year-old lady caught within the physique of an 8-year-old." 

Shauna was identified with mind most cancers at 6 months previous and underwent a life-saving chemotherapy remedy that rendered her pituitary gland virtually dormant, that means that Shauna stopped rising. Right now she's solely three ft and 10 inches tall, the typical peak of an 8-year-old. 

I Am Shauna Rae follows Shauna as she goes barhopping, will get a tattoo and takes a pole-dancing class. The brand new TLC sequence premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

"Although bodily I can not develop up, I desperately need to be handled like a grown-up," Shauna reveals within the teaser. "I'm engaged on my independence."  


In the meantime Shauna's mom shares that she feels "responsible" that Shauna suffers from stigmas. "She should undergo this for the remainder of her life. So all I can do is defend her," she states by tears. 

And Shauna's largest feat but proves to be getting into the courting world. "I entice creeps, a––holes and idiots," Shauna deadpans. "It's scary to place myself on the market however it's important to put some threat to get happiness." 

One blind date says that he thought he was "being Punk'd or one thing" after seeing Shauna. 


Regardless, Shauna is holding out hope. "I am decided to make this yr my yr to shine," she says. 

As TLC President Howard Lee mentioned in a press assertion, "After I first heard about Shauna Rae, I could not cease asking questions. I used to be fascinated by her life and it grew to become fairly clear TLC wanted to inform her story. Just like so many sequence on TLC, hers is one with its personal distinctive set of challenges and she or he faces these with braveness, coronary heart, and a punch of sass."

Watch the primary look of I Am Shauna Rae above! 

The sequence is produced by Determine Eight Movies for TLC.

I Am Shauna Rae premieres Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. on TLC.

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