Wigs For Kids recipient Penelope is five years old. At the age of six months, her mother Madora noticed her hair falling out in big chunks. At the time, she figured it was just normal shedding. Her mother then shaved all of Penelope’s hair, thinking it may grow normally. Six months later, her mom noticed her hair wasn’t growing at all, and she even lost her eyebrows.
After taking Penelope to a dermatologist, she was diagnosed with the chronic illness of Alopecia Areata, at just one year old. Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss all over the body.
Her mother Madora explains that her diagnosis has been a hard road. But Penelope and her family are so grateful for Wigs For Kids and our mission to help children dealing with hair loss. She can’t explain how thankful she is!
Penelope starts school soon, and her mother states that the transition into school will be much easier with her new hairpiece!
We’re ecstatic that Penelope loves her new hand-tied hairpiece, and that we welcomed her to the Wigs For Kids family. Because of her chronic illness, she will be eligible to apply for a hand-tied hairpiece each year from now until she’s 18 years old.
Wigs For Kids has been giving children the gift of confidence for over 40 years. Help us continue to give this gift to children dealing with hair loss by providing them with hair replacement systems, at no cost to them.
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