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Woman Trapped In 8-Year-Old's Body Goes On Blind Date

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Woman Trapped In 8-Year-Old's Body Goes On Blind Date

A woman stuck inside the body of an eight-year-old has gone on a blind date with a former football player. You can see part of their meeting below:

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The 22-year-old, who is trying to live a normal adult life, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer at six months old.

She had treatment which resulted in her stopping growing, which was something no one had expected to happen.

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Despite being a grown woman, Shauna stands at just 3ft 10in - the average height of an eight-year-old.

A TLC documentary I Am Shauna Rae is following her journey as she navigates the obstacles in life, including dating.

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Credit: TLC

Before meeting up with Abraham, Shauna explained how she wanted the dates she was going on to be blind - meaning the pair hadn't seen each other. Abraham had however been told about Shauna and knew about her cancer diagnosis.

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Speaking to the cameras, Shauna explained: "There's a lot of judgement in people's faces when they first see me. So having him blind and not know what I look like, changes it. It makes it a little more real."

Upon meeting, Abraham asks Shauna for a hug which is something she admits 'hating' because no one 'knows how to hug a short person'.

Credit: TLC
Credit: TLC
Credit: TLC
Credit: TLC
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After their initial meeting, Abraham explained: "Honestly I was a little surprised and I was like 'alright let me just keep myself contained'.

"I thought I was being Punk'D or something at first. | did get a little background, I was told that she had a form of cancer and that it may have affected her growth a little.

"I tried not to hear too much more, I just wanted to come into this with no expectations and have a good time."

Referring about how she feels about dating, Shauna said: "I will say that I was standoffish with Abraham in the beginning and that's just because my trust issues are through the roof. My walls are like 100 feet tall.

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"[That's] because I've been used a lot and I've been used for dumb reasons and he's still in that area of 'is he using me, or is he not?'"

Credit: TLC
Credit: TLC

Speaking about the documentary, Shauna said: "I'm a woman, a 22-year-old woman stuck in the body of an 8-year-old.

“My pituitary gland was rendered almost dormant because of the chemotherapy. The doctor told me I was done growing - my bones were fused and my height is three feet and ten inches.”

Featured Image Credit: TLC

Topics: TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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