She is just trying to be her age.

Meet Shauna RaeA mother who has been mistaken for her child because she survived rare brain cancer in her infant. 

The 22-year old star of TLC’s new series, “If I were to stare at me, it would seem that I am just a normal little girls doing normal little things with my crazy, fun family.” I Am Shauna Rae An exclusive trailer explains. But the truth is that I am not a small girl. “I’m a woman. I am a 22-year old woman who has been encased in the 8-year-old body.” 

Shauna was diagnosed with brain cancer at 6 months old and underwent a life-saving chemotherapy treatment that rendered her pituitary gland almost dormant, meaning that Shauna stopped growing. She is now 3ft 10ins tall. This is the height average for an 8-year old. 

I Am Shauna Rae Follow Shauna while she bar hops, gets tattooed and learns pole dancing. TLC’s new series will premiere on Tuesday, January 11.