Lilly was diagnosed with Alopecia Totalis at two years old. Alopecia Totalis is a condition of complete hair loss on the entire body. When diagnosed, Lilly didn’t have much of a reaction to it, but her mother Shana felt a wide range of emotions including confusion, sadness, and concern. She was afraid for Lilly, worried about Lilly being bullied by her peers.
Shana then decided that as Lilly’s mother, she couldn’t let her fears affect her daughter. So after the diagnosis, Shana decided to put extra emphasis on making sure that Lilly knew she was beautiful—with or without hair.
“Lilly blossomed into a beautiful and extremely confident young lady,” her mother explains. “She has a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone to bring light into their day.”
Lilly enjoys dressing up, arts and crafts, swimming, going to school, and learning about the weather. Before receiving her hairpiece from Wigs For Kids, Lilly never wore them.
It wasn’t until Lilly hit the end of her kindergarten year that she expressed wanting a hairpiece. She wanted to be able to do her hair like her friends. When Shana looked for opportunities to fulfill her daughter’s wish, she came across the Wigs For Kids website and applied.
When Lilly’s hairpiece came, Shana and Lilly met with Barbara, a Wigs For Kids Certified Affiliate, from Shear Xtreme Salon for the hairpiece fitting. Lilly was elated when Barbara showed the different styles she could achieve with her new hairpiece.
Today, Lilly wears her hairpiece on some days and goes natural on others, and she and her family are truly grateful for the opportunity to receive a hairpiece from Wigs For Kids.
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