The family of an Australian girl who went to the toilet and left a trail of toilet paper in her wake has launched a public awareness campaign.
The story of 18-year-old Shauna Moore is one of the most significant in Australia and sparked widespread public concern after a Facebook post about the incident was shared by a local woman.
Shauna’s mother, Lisa, said the social media post was “incredibly offensive” and was “not the first time”.
“I don’t think I can put into words how upset I am about it.
I’m very upset,” Ms Moore said.”
This is not just an Australian issue, this is a global issue.”
I’m just so upset that a girl would have to go through something like that.
“Shauna Moore’s mother Lisa (left) and her son, Dylan.
The 18-old spent three days in hospital after the incident at their house in Sydney’s outer west.
Shaun Moore was born in Perth but moved to Sydney when she was a baby.”
When she was two, she told me she was going to go to the lavatory and I was like, ‘I hope she doesn’t go to jail’,” Ms Moore told 7.30.”
She said, ‘But she’s going to have to pay for it’.
“The mother said Shauna’s father, Dylan, had to move from Perth to Sydney for work and they had a new job together.”
They were getting the money together for Shauna to go on holiday with me and my mum.
I think we were going to take her to Sydney to visit family but it was cancelled,” Ms Lisa said.
After leaving home, Shauna went to a friend’s house in South Australia.
When she arrived at the house, she said the door was locked.”
It was a small house, and the house was in a very nice part of town,” Ms Shauna said.
The young woman went to see the housekeeper who told her there was a toilet.”
And she looked at me and said, “Oh, I think it’s a bit late to go and go to see it now.”
“She told me, ‘It’s going down, we’re going to put it in the toilet’.”
The woman told Ms Shaun that it was a “disgrace” that Shauna had left the toilet in the house.
“We’ve got a new toilet, it’s been in there since last year,” the house worker said.
Shannah’s mother said she was “so angry” after seeing Shauna leave the toilet.
She said she told Shauna she was disappointed in the family for not being able to go into the house and apologise.
“Because of her attitude she just did not understand,” Ms Alice Moore said, referring to Shauna.
“Shauna was a very good child.
She was a happy child, a good child, she was very well behaved.”
But she was disrespectful and she didn’t understand why people were not accepting her.
“The family has contacted the police.
Shaanie’s mother Lise said she had been planning a memorial service for Shaun for a long time, but she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.”
There’s a lot of emotion and it’s really important for us to keep it together, and I think that’s really what we’re hoping for,” Ms Lise Moore said of the memorial.”
So that we don’t forget, that Shaun is still here, she is still going to be around and we will still get to see her.””
It’s really sad.
I’ve just felt a lot more anger and sadness.”‘
I’ve lost everything’: Shauna and Dylan’s parents ‘begging for help’While Shauna was in hospital, the family had a busy Christmas, having two daughters and a son.
Ms Alice said Shaun’s parents had been trying to “bait” the hospital to give her “something to take the edge off” and she was relieved when she got a call from the family on Sunday.”
At first, we thought it was an emergency call, but then we realised, ‘We’re not doing anything here,'” Ms Alice said.
She and Dylan both said they were devastated and said they wanted to give Shauna the “time of her life”.”
For them, it wasn’t an emergency, it was something that was going on.””
I think she’s a very happy person.”
For them, it wasn’t an emergency, it was something that was going on.
“The only thing I want to do is get to the hospital, and then they’re going be able to get to me.”
Ms Alice and Dylan said they hoped Shauna would be “ready to go”.
“We’re going for Shawn,” Ms Mogg said.’
We just want her back’The family said they had “lost everything” after the toilet incident