Offended for his relationship with a 23 year old woman stuck in the body of an 8 year old girl

Offended for his relationship with a 23 year old woman stuck in the body of an 8 year old girl

Insults rained down on a 26-year-old man who was dating a 23-year-old woman who was stuck in the body of an eight-year-old girl as a result of cancer treatments she received as a child.

Their meeting and some dates (dates) they had were featured in a program about the young woman, Shauna Rae Lesick, which aired on American channel TLC.

The star of the show is 3 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds (22.68 kg). She has the proportions of an eight-year-old child.


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Her condition is a side effect of the brain tumor treatment she received as a child, according to the Chron.

It goes without saying that finding love for an adult who looks like a child is not easy.

His parents also expressed their concern during the issuance that his very young appearance would attract pedophiles.


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After the show aired, 26-year-old Dan Swygart had to explain his attraction to Shauna Rae Lesick.

In a video posted to his Instagram account last December, he defends his relationship with the star of the American show.

“It’s very important to remember that Shauna is an amazing 23-year-old woman with a disability,” he says specifically in the video.

The man assures that he built a relationship on who she is and not on her looks.

“To build a relationship with her, it’s important to recognize her disability, overcome it, and build on who she is as an individual,” adds Dan Swygart.


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The latter explains that he contacted Shauna Rae Lesick after watching the first season of the show I Am Shauna Rae and that he was “inspired by her emotional strength.”

In the video released in December, Dan Swygart admits he knew his relationship would prompt the snide comments when he agreed to be on the TV show.

However, he calls these comments from viewers “absolutely disgusting” and “dehumanizing” towards Shauna.


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