Carlow girl Shauntelle Tynan is now cancer free after experimental US treatment

Shauntelle Tynan has revealed she is now cancer free after travelling to the US for an experimental treatment.

Brave Shauntelle - Shan to her family - shared the good news with those following her journey on social media.

Saying she was still in shock at the news, Shauntelle said she can't wait for "an exciting and happy future".

The Carlow native summed up what lies ahead by saying: "The future obstacles I will face will be worth everything I've been through. Now I truly have a chance at life and will keep you all updated to how I grow in the future."

Shauntelle suffered from a rare form of cancer and stole the hearts of the nation when her video to help get her to America for treatment went viral.

The 20-year-old smashed her original target of €500,000 and went on to raise over €750,000.

While in the US receiving treatment Shauntelle and her family were affected by the flooding in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey but thankfully made it to safety.

Following on from her good news, she will remain on oral chemo as maintenance for the next 12-18 months. The family has secured medical care for her in Ireland upon their return.

She will then have to travel back and forth to Texas every three to six months initially, and annually for the rest of her life.

Shauntelle has been keeping well-wishers up-to-date about her life through her YouTube channel, saying she “wants to film the good parts and the bad parts” of living with cancer.

She will return home with her family on October 18.

Congrats to Shauntelle and her family.

Check out the full Facebook post below.

 

By Kyle Lehane
Digital Desk intern

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