by Sarah Slater
A teenager who captured the hearts of people with
Shauntelle Tynan, from Carlow travelled to Houston in Texas last Saturday for a week to establish how her fight against the hystiocytosis-x cancer was going.
The 18-year-old’s fund raiser has been the largest to date in Europe with the sum of almost €800,000 in one week.
On the official Team Shan Tynan Facebook page supporters were told Tuesday that Shauntelle has suffered a set-back since arriving in the US.
The relief and laughter of reaching the financial goal in such a short space of time has now turned to shock and worry within a few short days.
Shauntelle, was due to fly out to Texas Children's Hospital on March 29
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The young Carlow girl posted a heartbreaking video online last week where she pleaded with the public to support her health care costs in the US and said specialist treatment in Houston, Texas would be her "last-chance" to stay alive.
Since the video was shared on Shauntelle's Youtube channel and on her brother Dylan’s Facebook page hundreds of thousands of euros was raised.
Shauntelle, has been on more than 40 tablets per day and has spoken openly about how her cancer has impacted on her short life.