Before I had alopecia over 40 years ago, I realized how nice it was to meet with family and friends and to enjoy each other's company. They were there to talk about world events, other family members and for me to discuss with friends what couldn't and wouldn't dare talk about with my parents.

This coming together never got more important than over the years when I was trying to learn to cope with having alopecia and not knowing one single person that had the disorder and barely knowing how I ever acquired this strange, puzzling condition.

After having alopecia for 40 years and going through treatment after treatment, coping with situations after situations I decided to go to a support group not only to find out about other possible treatments but to be with others that were like myself; to be with others that wouldn't look at you strange or speak disrespectful of you for something you couldn't help having or knowing how you acquired it, why you did and when is it ever going to go away.

By going to the support group did help me but also opened my eyes to the help that I and many need on coping and living day-to-day with this condition. I decided to start my o group of discussing how I feel, why I feel that way, how I cope these 40 years and until treatment and cure comes, how to deal with living and loving and working with having alopecia. My motivational doesn't focus only on me but the group's input on asking and answering questions on how they feel and live and love and to mingle finally with people that have the same thing that they do. This get-together not only unites all alopecians physically, but emotionally. This 2-hour get-together is made for alopecians no matter what level of the condition we all have to conmbine our knowledge, treatments, hearts and mind together in a relaxed, comical, honest level. The next event is April 5th at a convenient Manhattan location. Get back to me for more details n this informative, casual session.

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Comment by Mary on March 25, 2010 at 5:41pm
Good for you, Gale! This is what we need to do. Keep us posted on how it goes.
Comment by Lori Black on March 27, 2010 at 10:29pm
sounds wonderfully uplifting!!
Comment by Keisha on June 20, 2010 at 7:01pm
As a new member and person recently affected by alopecia, I'm doing my best to learn more and prepare myself for what's to come. Your support group is a wonderful idea and I would love to someday join you all.
Comment by Gale Moorman on June 20, 2010 at 10:42pm
Hi Keisha,
I am sure that my group would be of great consolation and support for you. I've had about 5 meets so far and because my home based cleaning business has gotten very busy, I am slightly discontinuing the motivational group for a while. Most likely after the summer (in September) I will be having the next one and will contact you on the nexty date. Hang in there and contact anytime.

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