Shauna Rae often takes to social media to answer fan questions. The 3’11 TLC reality star recently opened up about her life expectancy and what it’s like to be lifted off the ground.
Shauna Rae answers fan questions about her dwarfism
In a recent Instagram video, 23-year-old Shauna Rae explains that she doesn’t think her disability is affecting her life expectancy.
“At the same time, my disability is unknown, so they don’t have an answer for me,” she said. “As far as I know, with all the research I’ve done, taller people seem to live longer and shorter people seem to live longer. So maybe if I’m in that kind of role, I’ll live long time.
She continued to explain what could have a possible effect on her lifespan.
“I think, honestly, if anything could affect my age expectation it would have been if my cancer had come back, kind of a situation, but because I’ve gone so long without being diagnosed with cancer again, everything cancer that I am newly diagnosed with will not be related to my brain tumor, thankfully,” she said.
“So hopefully I’m ready to live like an average, normal person.”
One of Shauna Rae’s followers dropped into the comments to share her situation.
“I have something similar. A medical report from the 1970s indicates that I do not have a long life expectancy. If you are well adapted to the drug, you will age. My belief,” they wrote.
Another follower, who might relate, wrote: “I also have pituitary dwarfism. None of the specialist doctors I saw ever mentioned a shorter life expectancy. They only mentioned that it could lead to thyroid issues as I get older.
Shauna Rae also recently opened up about what it’s like to be lifted off the ground during a hug
In another video, Shauna Rae answers a fan’s question, “Did someone or a stranger try to pick you up?” I feel like that would be so annoying and offensive.
“Yeah, that’s happened many times,” she replied. “It happens all the time. Older generations do it a lot, so I get it sometimes.
She went on to explain that a lot of people would pick her up when they hug her, and that’s one of the reasons she doesn’t like being kissed.
“A lot of people come up to me with hugs,” she said.
“It’s not offensive; it depends on your situation and who you are. If they know you as a person, then that might be offensive, but most people don’t know that, and most people just don’t know the limits of a human being, so until you tell them your limits, you can’t hit them for it.
The reality star explained that when she first read the question, she misread it and thought the fan meant to take it as kidnapping.
“It’s happened many times,” she said. “I had many times where I was walking down the street, and cars slowed down, asked me if I needed a ride-type situation.”
One of Shauna Rae’s followers commented on her video, “Oh man, this is embarrassing. The older generation doesn’t understand the whole ‘boundaries’ thing. Feel free to advocate for yourself, though.
Another person added, “You raising awareness about these things makes a difference. 👍”