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Wigs for Kids recipient, Emily, joins Jeffrey Paul, founder and CEO of Wigs for Kids, on stage at the “Let’s Talk Hair” event to share her journey of losing her hair due to Alopecia, being bullied at school, and eventually finding comfort and confidence with the help of Wigs for Kids. From a shy wallflower to a confident young lady, she is on a mission to spread awareness and a few helpful tips to those living with hair loss.

Listen as Emily discusses her personal story of living life to the fullest with Alopecia and Wigs for Kids.

If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

Jeffrey Paul, founder and CEO of Wigs for Kids, and his two special guests, Lauren and Emily, issue a challenge to you! They are challenging you to grow out your hair for children who have lost their hair due to Alopecia, cancer, or other illnesses and medical conditions.

Having helped so many children overcome the devastation of hair loss, Wigs for Kids would like to help give children who desire longer hair exactly what they want. While the required length is 12 inches, Jeffrey, Lauren, and Emily explain why maybe waiting a little longer to donate might just help make even more children’s dreams come true!

If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

When diagnosed in third grade with Alopecia, Emily was scared and didn’t know what she was up against. After researching and finding Wigs for Kids, her life has changed! While she admits there are occasional hard days, she wouldn’t go back and change her diagnosis. With the support and encouragement from her family, her friends, and Wigs for Kids, she has taken this opportunity to discover who she truly is and what life is truly about.

From homecomings to vacations, Wigs for Kids has played a role in re-establishing her confidence, and she now helps spread the word to others that there are solutions available to those in need. Listen as Emily discusses what Alopecia has taught her about herself.

If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

Living with Alopecia has not only given Annie a greater sense of compassion for others and their struggles, but it has also become a part of her identity. While Alopecia comes with its own set of challenges, it has its advantages, as well! From allowing her to sleep in a little longer because she doesn’t have to do her hair in the mornings to finding out who her true friends are, Annie has taken this condition and decided to see the glass half full.

With an incredible support team of family and Jeffrey Paul at Wigs for Kids, she not only looks beautiful, but she feels it, as well. Listen as Lauren interviews Annie about her experience with Alopecia, what it has taught her about herself, and how she has become a stronger person because of it.

If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

How One Mother Helped Her Daughter Overcome Alopecia

Alopecia doesn’t just affect those suffering from it. In fact, it can be just as devastating for that individual’s loved ones. For one mother Nancy, she knew something was wrong when her daughter, Lauren was just 8 months old. Lauren had a small bald spot on her head that the pediatrician said would go away over time. However, Nancy wasn’t so sure.

It wasn’t until Lauren turned five years old that she started losing her hair in clumps. That’s when Nancy’s suspicions were confirmed that her daughter had Alopecia. While a heartbreaking diagnosis, Lauren’s pediatrician encouraged Nancy to be strong and listen to her daughter’s needs while adjusting to this new reality.

Learn more about Nancy’s experience watching her daughter grow up and live her life with Alopecia.

If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

Founder Jeffrey Paul Tells His Inspirational Story

Wigs For Kids helps children all across the country feel beautiful again after losing their hair from cancer, Alopecia, and other devastating illnesses and conditions. What many people don’t know is the organization started with just one little girl.

Founder and CEO Jeffrey Paul thought he had hit the top of his career, traveling all over the world doing hair for celebrities. What more could he ask for? Then one day, his niece who was suffering from Leukemia said, “Uncle Jeff, don’t let me go without hair.”

Wigs that fit kids’ heads weren’t around at the time, so Jeffrey worked with doctors and prosthetics experts to create a hairpiece that would withstand activities like playing and running around. When his niece completed her gymnastics meet with her new hairpiece successfully intact, Jeffrey knew in that moment that he was going to start helping people without hair feel and look beautiful inside and out.

Thirty-five years later, Wigs For Kids is a world-renowned organization, receiving hair donations all around the globe to help children who have lost their hair.

Watch the full interview with Jeffrey Paul to learn more about the Wigs For Kids mission and how the organization is making an impact in the lives of people worldwide.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

Her Experience as a Wigs For Kids Recipient

In December 2014, Kaylee was diagnosed with brain cancer. She was immediately rushed into emergency surgery to remove the tumor, then started chemotherapy and radiation treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in January 2015.

For a year and a half, Kaylee was without hair and would go to school wearing a hat to hide the hair loss. Even though she was winning her battle with cancer, it was hard to feel like a normal girl without her hair.

After finding Wigs For Kids and applying for a hairpiece, Kaylee now has a beautiful head of hair that helps her feel confident again. Now a year and half clean from cancer, Kaylee is an inspiration for kids all over the world who have lost their hair to cancer or another illness.

“Never give up. I know it’s hard and sometimes people say things, sometimes you feel awkward or people stare at you. But never give up.”

Listen to Kaylee’s story and learn about her experience with Wigs For Kids.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

How One Girl is Growing Alopecia Awareness

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with Alopecia? Whether it’s a child or an adult, the side effects of hair loss can be extremely discouraging and emotionally draining. However, a positive mindset can make all the difference.

This is where Lauren’s story comes in. When Lauren was in second grade on a family trip to Disney Land, she began losing her hair as a result of Alopecia Areata. Years later, Lauren is sharing her story on how Wigs for Kids helped her find beauty from within and recognize that bald is beautiful. With an undeniable confidence and strength, Lauren is now working to earn her Gold Star in Girl Scouts by driving Alopecia awareness around the community.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

Spotted Baldness that Affects Healthy Heads of Hair

Imagine stepping into the shower to wash your hair and noticing patches of your healthy hair falling down your shoulders onto the ground around you, leaving spots of baldness on your head. For Claudia, a woman who was used to having a full head of healthy hair all her life, this nightmare became her reality.

It’s called Alopecia, or “spotted baldness” – a condition where your immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to patches of hair loss. There’s currently no cure for the condition, but there are treatments that can help.

In this episode of Hair Loss Solutions TV, you’ll hear Claudia’s story about living with Alopecia, and learn more about the condition and treatments available.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

How Courage Critters Overcome Fear and Unwanted Behaviors

As a child, did you have a safety blanket or that one stuffed animal you carried around everywhere that made you feel better if you were scared or afraid? That’s the idea of Courage Critters, plush animals and online toolkits created for those suffering from common fears.

Created by Dr. Renae Reinardy, Courage Critters help children feel empowered, supported, and protected from fears and unwanted behaviors caused by disorders like Trichotillomania. They work because Courage Critters provide children with sensory tools to use to overcome their fears and manage behaviors like hair pulling.

In this episode of Hair Loss Solutions TV, you’ll hear more from Dr. Reinardy about:

  • What Courage Critters are
  • The creator behind these animals
  • How you can get your own Courage Critter

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.