Not only did we have a fantastic children's program by the BBC called "My Life Without Hair" which was about 2 inspirational kids Kim and Dan, who are both growing up without hair... It shows how they both find it difficult but they both realise that life really can be ok without hair.
I loved this programme and brought back so many memories for me as a child. However the support network out there now is just amazing and I would have found life so much easier if this support existed 15 years ago.
Yesterday Joanna Rowell won gold at the cycling world cup, millions of TV viewers watched as she threw off her helmet and stood proudly on the podium to collect her medal. With her bald head uncovered, the 23-year-old Olympic hopeful had no idea she would become an overnight ‘poster girl’ for alopecia sufferers. Indeed, after losing her long auburn locks aged just ten, she spent years covering her hair loss under hats and wigs. But after finding her confidence through top-level cycling, she now feels at ease with her condition. In fact, she credits the alopecia for creating the determined and tough young woman she is today.
It takes a while to come to terms with Alopecia and each person finds their own way to deal with it. My way was to look and feel the best I could do by wearing the best wigs and having Permanent Make Up applied. This is why I set up my website and this blog to help anyone else out there who is new to having Alopecia.
Please visit my website www.alopeciabeautytips.com where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how I have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'