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Jun 25
Kim Karacz left a comment for Angelica
"Hi Angelica! I'd love to get together - I'll private message you. Looking forward to it, Kim"
Apr 15
Angelica left a comment for Kim Karacz
"Round rock! How wonderful, I'm in cedar park! I would love to chat with you sometime over coffee, share if owe have learned. My email is angelvaello@gmail.com"
Apr 14
Kim Karacz replied to momoftwoboys's discussion New Freedom Wig Problems in the group alopecians who have a freedom wig! (or are getting one)
"Hello! Please have a chat with your independent agent (is it Debbi?) It sounds like you are wearing too far forward on your forehead which will cause both a "tight" feeling and potential headaches. A Freedom Wig should never feel tight or…"
Apr 13
Kim Karacz replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"Hi Dena! Unfortunately, I do not believe the NAAF SA group is still active. But there are ALOT of us here in TEXAS!! AND the next NAAF conference is IN San Antonio this June. Woohoo! It might be best to send a message out to this group as well as…"
Mar 24
Dena replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"My daughter is 7 years old. She would love to meet your daughter. Please let us know next time you are in San Antonio."
Mar 24
RRH2000 replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"Hi, I have a 5 1/2 year old daughter also that has been diagnosed with Alopecia.  I live in Laredo, but travel to San Antonio often.  How old is your daughter?"
Mar 24
RRH2000 liked Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group!
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Dena replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"I have a daughter with Alopecia and live in the San Antonio area. If anyone has a child with Alopecia or is a family dealing with Alopecia, I would love to get together. My daughter was diagnosed about two years ago and she still hasn't…"
Mar 2
Kim Karacz replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"Hi Sara, The short answer is that I am not sure. The leader is no longer listed on NAAF's website, but she may still be listed in the most recent newsletter (I'm sorry, I don't have in front of me). The last I checked, she was…"
Mar 1
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Sara replied to Kim Karacz's discussion San Antonio NAAF Support Group! in the group Alamo Alopecia
"Is there still a San Antonio support group? Would love to get involved..."
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me and the kids

"Thank you so much! I love that one too, it is a great length - especially when running after the kiddos! ;)"
Feb 2

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Relationship Status:
Married
About Me:
My name is Kim Karacz and I've had Alopecia since I was 9 years old. For several years, I had Areata only. The spots would come and go, some severe – some minor. When I was 12 years old, Mom and I started to explore options. We got very creative! But eventually, these measures were replaced with my first synthetic wig later that same year. I still remember the name of the piece: “Brandy” (and I think they still sell “her” to this day!) Wearing a hair piece was short lived, however, as most of my hair grew back in within the next year. I continued to have spots, but was able to disguise them pretty well. But by my senior year of college – about 8 years later - I lost it all in a span of about 4 months. Soon thereafter, I lost my eyebrows and eyelashes. Fear, anxiety, confusion and sadness all started to creep in. At the time, I was in a great relationship, and all of a sudden I physically became a very different person – and perhaps emotionally as well. As a child, I had always feared what a “boyfriend” would think, and I wondered if anyone would want to marry someone who was bald. Mind you, these were the very real fears of a 12 year old, (and perhaps to a certain degree, even a twenty year old!)

My mom and I decided to contact Fuller Hair (Freedom Wigs agent); and along came Debbi Fuller – a wonderful, full of life, head-tattooed woman who rocked my world. And she was bald like me! But she was a lot happier, self-confident, and looked fantastic. When my piece arrived, it was beautiful. I hadn’t felt that good about myself and my appearance in a long time.

I should mention that my boyfriend (at the time of my significant hair loss) is now my husband – and we’ve been married for over 12 years.

And after 12 years as a client of Freedom Wigs, I am now an agent. I help Texas and the Southwest and run my own company, Second Nature Hair.

I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, two amazing children and a black lab named Casey. We live in Round Rock, Texas just 15 minutes north of Austin.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older
Your Website (Leave blank if you don't have one):
http://www.2ndnaturehair.com

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At 6:42pm on April 14, 2014, Angelica said…
Round rock! How wonderful, I'm in cedar park! I would love to chat with you sometime over coffee, share if owe have learned. My email is angelvaello@gmail.com
At 9:35am on June 28, 2013, Gemma said…

Hi Kim,
May I ask what the density of the piece you're wearing in your current profile pic is? It looks great.

At 8:41pm on June 24, 2013, Lexi said…

Your hair is more than beautiful!!! How much does something like that cost, only way shorter. ?? How long do they last? Hot in humid weather? Thanks so much.

At 4:51pm on May 2, 2013, Angie said…

Yes, she has lost the majority of her hair and although she will have some grow back, it has fallen out again in the past. We are looking for something that will help her through middle school. Please send me whatever information you have in this area. I will contact Tracey about the support group, thank you again.

At 5:50pm on April 29, 2013, Angie said…

I am looking for a support group in San Antonio. My daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia in 2008 and it has been a very difficult road. She is 13 years of old and needs someone to talk to about this. Also, I'd like to know if anyone knows of a good place in San Antonio to find wigs.

At 7:10am on April 3, 2013, Rhoda said…

Hello, Kim. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your pictures. You are all gorgeous. :-)

At 6:13pm on January 31, 2013, april said…
Kim, I was curious if you have observed any alopecia issues in your children? My daughter is 26 and while planning her wedding, she got a bald spot. It has now come back with no treatment.
Also, I have heard that freedom wigs can cost $1500-$4000. I love the wigs and it has been hard enough to have to turn 50 this year, but 50 and bald?? Anyway, if you can share any info I would appreciate it. Thanks!
At 5:09pm on December 29, 2012, Lexi said…

Kim, your photo's ....all I could say is WOW. You look gorgeous, although with or without hair....the hair is awesome.

At 7:10pm on June 19, 2012, Tim Bowers said…

Some of my favorite pics on this site...beautiful and very cute. The whole fam is photogenic! :)

At 8:07am on June 15, 2012, Debbi Fuller said…

Hi Kim, never mind my dumb comment, I see them all now - rotating! They are all amazing photos! Maybe you should have been a model - and your kids and Jerry too!

 
 
 

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