Man Called a “Creep” Defended For Dating A Woman “Trapped in Kid’s Body”


When the relationship between Dan Swygart, 26, and Shauna Rae Lesick, 23, became public, many people had something to say, at most of it wasn’t nice.

As a child Shauna was diagnosed with brain cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy. As a result her pituitary gland was damaged which affected her growth and now she is three feet and 10 inches tall, and weighs around 50 pounds (22.6kg). Due to her pituitary dwarfism it became very hard for her to start dating and struggled a lot. Everything changed after her appearance on TLC reality show I Am Shauna Rae where she publicly went on several dates with Dan Swygart.

Dan’s parents denied anything romantically going on between them and later on his father said: “He has appeared in their show and that’s the extent of it. That’s it, it’s as simple as that.”


As it seems his family was concerned that their relationship will attract a lot of negativity and it turned out they were right. He also added “He looks at her and thinks she is a tremendous person despite her disability, she’s only small.”

Dan was also aware of the backlash and that’s why in one of his videos he stated: “It’s very important to remember that Shauna is an incredible 23-year-old woman who has a disability. “She’s this incredible, inspiring 23-year-old woman who just happens to be a little bit short.”

As expected many viewers slammed their relationship as “not right”, “weird”, “creepy” and “uncomfortable”.

Despite all the negativity Dan still want for Shauna to join him on his adventures and travels around the world.