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I'm Joshua from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of my best buddies is Dotty Jenkins who have raised fund for me to attend my first Alopecia Meeting / NAAF Conference in 2007. My first Alopecia Meeting has been the most positive emotionally overwhelming point of my life where I got to meet at least 40 friends (including their family members) that I have know through another Alopecia Support Group website for years. Therefore, I strongly believe that my Alopecia Universalis is truly a blessing from God which through it I was able to have so many genuine friends and were able to rise up from addictions and now living a more meaningful and highly motivated life. However, life is not always sweet but that does not make life not beautiful. My friends whom I know through alopecia whether on Alopecia World or otherwhere have been the MOST INFLUENTIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE in my life and WILL DEFINITELY remain the same for the rest of my life. You're most welcome to get to know me better personally through my blogs: (Speak Up) (Travellin's thru life)
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AFP News: Japan study raises hopes of cure for baldness

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:34am 5 Comments

TOKYO, April 19 — Japanese researchers have successfully grown hair on hairless mice by implanting follicles created from stem cells, they announced yesterday, sparking new hopes of a cure for baldness.

Handout picture taken on April 13, 2012 and released by the Tsuji Lab Research Institute for Science and Technology of the Tokyo University of Science shows a hairless mouse with black hair on its back at the laboratory in Noda, Chiba Prefecture. — AFP…


Some extra time to think about my alopecia

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 10:07am 3 Comments

Hi everyone,

It is funny that now I'm waiting for the official news/words from a few potential employers...suddenly, I have so much time for my own...couple of hours of packing or helping others to pack, some jogging, sit-ups and push and there, watch my favourite sitcoms "Everybody loves Raymond"...I still have plenty of time to spare.

Well, it gives me time to think of my alopecia more often, its like I feel more aware of my alopecia than before I was still a… Continue

When alopecians being portrayed in a bad image collaterally

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 11:57am 1 Comment

I'm quoting a brief news article below from a Malaysian online news portal which read (recently):

["Youths sporting the close crop hairstyle akin to skinheads are making a comeback in various shopping malls, reported Kosmo! Ahad.

These groups had been seen loitering in malls such as The Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur during weekends or at underground music performances.

A former member, Mohd Haris, said there was one group in each state.


When you're being shouted "HEY! BALDY!"

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 11:54am 7 Comments

It is a normal thing now for me to deal with certain insensitive comments by members of the public occasionally (once in two weeks or in a month) and thankfully I dont easily get depressed or hurt over them as often as I used to compared to a couple of years ago.

I was reading a post in Alopecia World about coping with alopecia and dealing with all the insensitive (OR stupid) statments being made and I am reminded of an ordeal that happened to me a couple of days ago when I was… Continue

Terry Gallagher - An inspiration from heaven

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 6:30am 0 Comments

"Terry Gallagher - An inspiration from heaven" has been posted on my blog, it reads "Hello everyone, Terry Gallagher is a loving husband to Mimi, a great father to three beautiful children (one adorable girl with alopecia), a coach, mentor and a very dear friend of mine is diagnosed with colon cancer on 7th January 2008. Terry and family have ever since beaming like a great lighthouse in a world of turbulence, trials and suffering, not shining… Continue

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At 9:00am on May 15, 2016, sarahlee said…

Hi Joshua, so sorry for being MIA. I didnt know that you was actually looking up for my contact and added me here on AW. I have not logged-in to this site for such a long time that i even have to reset my password. Haha.! unbelievable right? Tanya and me still keep in touch once in a while. All of us been pretty caught on with the daily routine// life / work etc. Im currently residing in SG -been posted here since last year. Currently at the low point in my life. Been looking for fellow Alopecians for support. Hence, im back to this site. haha.! Hope you're doing great there. Let's meet up again :)

At 8:19pm on April 12, 2011, R0BB said…
Hi Josh - Thanks for the add !!
At 7:17pm on April 6, 2011, Abigail Leo said…
Thank you :) I'm so happy to be here...
At 1:49pm on June 17, 2010, Christine said…
Hi Joshua, hope you are doing well, I haven't been on here as much, just trying to deal with life, and my AA, trying hard not to become too depressed over it all, I have the Ophiasis pattern, which doesn't hold much hope anyways, but I've had so many fall outs, and regrowth's, I just kept thinking it would just be done, and that would be that, I've heard so many stories, even my Dentist Brother, had AU for 5 years while in Med school, it all grew back and has never fallen out again. I tried not to take to heart everything I read, and how negative the internet can be, and sometimes just downright scary. I've never stopped praying for a cure, and I don't think I ever will. I've been using the Minoidil and Clobetasol now but don't think it's doing much anymore. Your always such a positive person, I'm always glad to read your posts. Thanks Joshua.
At 12:39am on May 14, 2010, Connie - Chris' Mom said…
Chris has always been a good student. He was handling his hair loss fairly well when the doctors said it was due to his anemia and as soon as the anemia was under control his hair would grow back - within 9 months. He saw it as a temporary thing and he was just wearing a hat while waiting for it to grow back. Then, the day the doctor told him it didn't look like it was the anemia, but the autoimmune disease alopecia universalis, and his hair loss was quite possibly permanent, I watched as he deflated. He was told to continue to hope that someday his hair would return, but now there was no timetable and the ever-present possibility that if it did return it would probably fall out again. In talking with all of his teachers, it was the day after the new diagnosis that he "zoned-out" from his classes. I've also noticed a dramatic reduction in the number of text messages he sends and receives. His sisters have tried talking to him and have made sure to let him know that they are there for him if he wants to talk. I've offered to take him to a counselor that he could talk to privately, but he tells me I'd just be wasting money because he won't talk to them. I'll just keep praying that he finds someone to open up to and in the mean time try to give him some space and deal with any failed classes next school year. He has three more years of high school to find his way and hopefully a passion he can pursue.
At 9:46pm on May 13, 2010, Connie - Chris' Mom said…
Thank you for your insight. I have left the choice of treatment or no treatment as well as wig or no wig completely up to Chris. He has decided that it's not worth pain for the slight chance hair will grow back (and then fall out again). He also thought the idea of a wig or fake eyebrows was ridiculous. I just try to offer him whatever is available, but leave the decisions up to him. I even bought him 4 different types of hats so he could try them on at home because he didn't want to take off his cap in the store (I then returned the ones he didn't like).

The only thing I'm real concerned about is his emotional well being and how that seems to be affecting his school work. Chris' teachers have told me that he just stares off into space and "zones out" during class, not participating or turning in assignments. I'm trying to give him his "space" and be supportive. He is a very bright kid and I just don't want him to fail his classes and have to suffer the consequences for years to come.
At 3:49pm on May 13, 2010, Connie - Chris' Mom said…
Joshua, since you have been through all of this, could you let me know what you would have wanted someone to do when you were first dealing with this at 16? You said you didn't have a good relationship with your parents, but what would you have wanted from then had your relationship been better? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
At 2:13pm on May 13, 2010, Connie - Chris' Mom said…
Thank you, I just wish I could do something to make this easier for him. I pray that he will have your positive attitude some day.
At 1:41pm on March 30, 2010, Giorgio said…
wow, very good that well, this is the best place to master it! You are always welcome here. greetings!
At 8:29am on March 21, 2010, Matthew said…
I'm doing pretty good, I've been busy with school so I couldn't get on.


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