One of the groups on is called “Use Your Difference!" and it reminds me that there are many ways you can use your alopecia to help others.


For example, right here on, you can make it a habit to send a welcome note or friend request to new members or share your stories and experiences or tips that have helped you.


Even something as simple as leaving an encouraging word on a member’s page that you see is struggling can go a long way in making a positive difference.


Every day we go through experiences and find ways to make our lives with alopecia easier. Such knowledge is priceless to others who are living and coping with alopecia.


I have seen members of our beloved community find solutions to headdresses for their wedding, how to deal with bullies at their kids' schools, how to tell a date they have alopecia, and so much more.


When we share our experiences, it gives others options.  Alopecia World was created for us to share our lives, and hopefully, make someone else's struggle just a little bit easier.


We all have something to contribute, so we encourage you to share your journey, too.


Start using your difference today!


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Comment by JeffreySF on December 16, 2016 at 12:43am

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks so much for being you and helping so many people with alopecia!

I can honestly say that you and RJ gave me the best gift of all...Acceptance.

Because of you I found NAAF and my world changed for the best within a year.

You're my hero!!!

Merry Christmas and wishing you the best forever and a day!!!


Comment by Siella scott on February 28, 2017 at 6:13am
Was researching Lupus,question above article was asking if I had alopecia Areata. Never knew a name or others like me. Ty for loving kindness. My world is changing for the better!Because of today, I'm not alone. Eternal gratitude.
Comment by Tom on May 26, 2017 at 6:17pm
Hi Cheryl
Thank you for starting this group. Understandably there are many groups on this site that deal with wigs and makeup and so on. But this group I feel is so inportant because it tells us how others have come to accept themselves just the way they are.
Personally I couldn't live with this condition until I learned to accept and be myself. There was no Internet when I developed AU 40 years ago. Even so I did come to terms with my Alopecia but it took years. I was so happy to find this site and see how others have come to not just cope with this condition but flourish .


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