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Started this discussion. Last reply by Drakes Nov 30, 2010. 3 Replies

This is a really great article about Mike Quade and his Alopecia…Continue

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I have grown up with alopecia since a youth and it has shaped me to who I am today. Some view it as an affliction I have embraced it and see the world the way it should be.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
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Yes - I am 18 or older

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Need help with my family

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:02pm 4 Comments

I grew up with alopecia since the age of two my son is developing it now and my wife is taking it very hard. To me it is not a big deal since I did ok with it. I do not understand why she feels so down and am seeing how in many ways Alopecia has a bigger effect on people the love you more than yourself. If I can get some suggestions on how I should handle the situation I would appreciate it.

Do not get down. Instead, try to be someone's hero everyday continued

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

This is a continuation from my previous blog Sorry had to go to my daughters baseball game but here it goes. I then enrolled in a all male High School this way I did not have to confront the opposite sex. It was very difficult in some regards but it helped mold me to become strong after the usual rounds of jabs about my condition I settled in nicely and developed some friends and many values. The school motto held true for me “You come to Carmel as a boy. If you care to struggle and work at it,… Continue

Do not get down. Instead, try to be someone's hero everyday

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 6:04pm 1 Comment

Well here is my story I hope it helps someone realize that Alopecia should not become a crutch or a burden. We all should also realize it affects the ones we love or love us much more than it does us.

I began to lose my hair at the age of 2 at that time I was growing up in Mexico and my mother just emigrated to the USA. I lived with my grandparents who really were supportive and loved me very much. At the age of 6 my mother sent for me and I had a rough time dealing with the move. I… Continue

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At 11:12pm on June 15, 2010, JeffreySF said…
Hi Tony,

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