Shauntelle Tynan returns to Ireland after cancer treatment in Texas
Irish teenager Shauntelle Tynan is back home in Co Carlow, Ireland after a successful cancer treatment in Texas.
After being diagnosed with the rare form of cancer Histiocytosis X in 2015, Tynan underwent five failed treatments before launching a crowdfunding effort to get to Texas for a new trial.
Her appeal went viral and after surpassing her initial fundraising goal in 2016, Tynan and her family moved to Houston, Texas in February 2017 so she could undergo treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital.
In August of this year, Tynan was finally declared cancer-free.
“It’s just an amazing moment," Tynan said in a video shared on her YouTube page.
I just had my final appointment until February in Texas with this incredible doctor, my life saver! Thank you so much Dr. McClain, you’ve given me a hopeful future. I could never repay you ✨Posted by Shauntelle Tynan on Friday, October 12, 2018
On Tuesday, Tynan shared a public Facebook post of her family’s sixteen suitcases all packed and ready to go for her homeward bound journey.
16 check in bags later.. well that was the hardest move ever! Only took us weeeeks of constant packing/donating! Finally feel free, next stop.. Ireland ??Posted by Shauntelle Tynan on Monday, October 15, 2018
The cancer survivor will have to return to Texas in February for a follow-up.