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.


I am Not Willing to Give Up Hope

My beacon of hope came in the form of a wig My name is Samantha Berlin, I am a 19 year old sophomore in college, and I have alopecia areata. I have had alopecia areata since I was seven years old, have gone into remission three times, and then the alopecia areata came back the summer before my freshman year of college. It started out slow, like the other three times I had a bout of alopecia:...Read more

Moving On

My Story “It’s just hair.” I was getting really tired of hearing that. People kept telling me, “It will grow back, don’t be so negative, besides you can’t even notice it.” Maybe they were trying to keep my spirits high, but it did little to comfort me. My hair had fallen out in the usual bald patches over the past six years, beginning when I turned 30. It always grew back. But in my heart I knew...Read more