Our Stories

Please find inspiration from the collection of stories and photos from our NAAF community. Explore how others have come to terms with being a parent of a child with alopecia areata, being an adult with alopecia areata or being a young person with alopecia areata.

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The Back of The Bus

Men
Work
These Kids Willed Me to Succeed When I grew up in Canada, unaware of the true meaning of those words and the heroism of Rosa Parks, I sat at the back of the bus. I initially lost my hair at the back of my head. I was a young teenager. I was shy and this terrible unknown condition just pushed me further into hiding – to the back of the bus, to the back of the movie theatres, to the back of the...Read more
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Gina's Spots

Men
My Spiritual Journey Hello to all my fellow alopecia areata friends. My name is Bob. I noticed in some previous newsletters that some people developed alopecia areata during their junior year in high school. Since I did, too, I thought I’d tell my story. In the summer before my junior year, I developed alopecia areata. A friend’s sister noticed that I had a bald spot about the size of a dime, and...Read more