Hi my name is Miraida and I am Merari's mom. Jennifer is my sister. My daughter is trying to understand what this is and why her hair is falling off the way it is. Like my sister said my daughter has lost 100% of her hair since April of this year. It has happened really fast. Although she has had Alopecia Areata since she was 2 1/2 years old but is was just one or two spots at a time. She would get shots and her hair would grow back. We seemed to have it under control. But this year it has been different. We have done topical treatment as well as shots and oral medication to control the loss. It hasn't really worked the way I would want. She wears a hat and she is getting really tired of it.
As of December 2008 Merari wears a wig and feels very comfortable and happy with it. Thank God for those organizations out there like childrenwithhairloss.org that help children like my daughter. We are not under any type of treatment right now, we are letting things be as they are. Until we see a miracle!.God has given us peace through all of this and this is important to me.