Saturday 20 January 2018

'I really don't feel good' - Irish teen Shauntelle posts emotional 'cancer edition' make-up tutorial

Shauntelle Tynan shared an emotional make-up tutorial on her Youtube channel, Youtube: Shauntelle Tynan
Shauntelle Tynan shared an emotional make-up tutorial on her Youtube channel, Youtube: Shauntelle Tynan
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

An Irish teenager battling a rare form of cancer in the US shared an emotional make-up tutorial and said simple products go a long way when it comes to making her feel more confident.

Shauntelle Tynan (18) from Carlow was diagnosed multi-system Langheran’s cell histiocytosis in May 2015 and is currently undergoing treatment in Texas Children's Hospital to save her life.

In a video posted to her Youtube channel, Shauntelle explained how make-up helps her feel better about herself as she continues to battle with the gruelling treatment in the US.

"A lot of the time people are like 'Oh my God, you look so well, too well to be sick'. Make-up really does cover a lot. I'm not trying to point out bad things but I really don't feel good. I just got a blood transfusion yesterday so that's why I'm not pale but yesterday I was ghostly pale," she said.

Shauntelle explained how make-up helps her feel better about herself Youtube: Shauntelle Tynan
Shauntelle explained how make-up helps her feel better about herself Youtube: Shauntelle Tynan

"The steroids I've been taking lately and the steroids I've been taking before and all the chemos just made me gain weight," she said.

In February, the Carlow teen broke the hearts of the nation with an emotional plea for funds needed to support her life-saving treatment.

Shauntelle raised more than €700k on crowd-funding platform GoFundMe and travelled to Houston, Texas in March, where she began a year of treatment.

The teenager regularly thanks her followers for their generosity and speaking in February, Shauntelle said the nation "gave me a chance at life."

Shauntelle Tynan has pleaded for government support with her treatment in February.
Shauntelle Tynan has pleaded for government support with her treatment in February.

"The last 38 hours has been a place of love and the people of Ireland have truly came together to help me get better and for that I'm truly thankful. There has been few haters but millions of lovers and each person showing positivity helps us through each day and we are truly over the moon.

"The good always outshines the bad and I now have a true chance at beating this and it is all down to all who shared, commented and donated. I am so excited for my little brother and sister to come home from school to hear that I have made enough to go to Texas."

Teenager Shauntelle Tynan told her siblings that the public raised more than €700k for her cancer-treatment
Teenager Shauntelle Tynan told her siblings that the public raised more than €700k for her cancer-treatment

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