For years, Katarina hid who she really was for fear of being bullied by her classmates. Tired of covering up her true self, she decided to share her secret and hopes to encourage others to do the same. This is the story of a middle school coming together to support her on her journey to be herself. Read more about Katarina's story: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1061421
**Update - November 27**
Katarina's story hits CNN! http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/27/health/irpt-student-alopecia/index.html?hpt=us_bn2
A Film by Brian Lewis - http://twitter.com/blewis888
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