I Am Shauna Rae, a TLC show that is sweeping the nation, sheds light on a rare and under-reported disease. According to Distractify, the show follows other TLC hits such as I Am Jazz and Sister Wives, and delves into the life of a 22-year-old woman with a rare disease that imprisons her in the body of an eight-year-old child.
I Am Shauna Rae: Shauna’s Parents are Overbearing and Protective
I Am Shauna Rae follows the life of this remarkable young woman living with ultra-conservative and overly protective parents in Pennsylvania. According to The List, her parents Patricia Schrankel and Scott Lesnick have already attracted a lot of attention for their seemingly flawed and harsh parenting style.
Shaunais a full-grown woman who still has to live with her parents. But her parents are overbearing, treating her as if she were actually 8, not 22. But there’s a reasonable excuse for the way her parents are with the star of the upcoming reality series.
I Am Shauna Rae star was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 6 months and had to undergo chemotherapy as a child, which led to the rare disease. The treatment saved her life but, unfortunately, also permanently stunted her growth, eventually trapping her in the body of an eight-year-old.
The show follows her closely as she navigates her adult life. According to the New York Post, the reality star complains that “only creeps” want to hang out with her.