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I have been living with alopecia since 1991. Throughout the years, I have had alopecia areata and alopecia totalis. My life is not over, so there is still time for alopecia universalis. ;-) I have had many ups and down and find that I always come out on the other side standing tall.

It has always been a given for me to reach out to others with alopecia. I just did it naturally. I became involved in our local support group in Montreal, participated in the annual conferences of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), and also served as president of the Quebec Alopecia Areata Foundation (QAAF).

Someone once asked me what I planned to do after I moved to the USA. My initial thought was to attend or start a support group in Michigan, but I eventually settled on the wonderful idea of creating Alopecia World with my husband, rj jones, who was my fiancé at the time (2008).

On a personal note, I like to blend femininity and strength. A woman can be strong and physically capable as well as soft and feminine. For a long time, I thought I "had" to be one or the other, and I had a hard time finding my place. Blending both is very gratifying, indeed.

I also like to keep active. It does not have to be extreme. It can be a bike ride, walking, painting a room in the house, or cleaning the garage.

In April 2008, I married rj, a very special man that supports me in my alopecia and is the catalyst and the great mind behind the research and design of this site.

Please feel free to "friend" rj and me: We would love to make your acquaintance.

Welcome to our world!

Cheryl Carvery-Jones
"It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best"

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CNN - Girl with alopecia wins competition with gorgeous jeweled head

Posted on April 27, 2017 at 3:13am 0 Comments

Source:  CNN/ By Alexandra Larkin

I agree with this mother that it is important to support your children with alopecia and help them understand that they are no different than anyone else with or without hair.

(CNN)Even without hair, 7…


Meet the inspiring woman embracing her alopecia, even on her wedding day

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

I recently came across an article about Kylie Bamberger, a member of Alopecia World. Below are some excerpts I would like to share:

“Kylie Bamberger looks every bit the blushing bride in her wedding photos.…


Use your difference

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 3:40am 2 Comments

One of the groups on is called “Use Your Difference!" and it reminds me that there are many ways you can use your alopecia to help others.


For example, right here on…


Libby’s inspiring story of strength and love in overcoming the pain of hair loss

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Charity Bailey, co-host of, is helping spread the word about women and alopecia by featuring the powerful story of her own sister's battle with the hair loss disease.…


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At 12:20am on March 24, 2017, Tallgirl said…
Doing fine. Retired, but still doing some teaching to cover dental, car, and fun. About to throw a big Polish Gourmet Dinner for I will be cooking and making name tags all weekend. Our area support group us doing great: Mike Chapman from SF spoke at the last meeting. Still single and sassy. How about you?
At 7:34pm on March 18, 2017, Lisafc2000 said…
Thank you! :)
At 12:38pm on March 17, 2017, LVL said…
Hi Cheryl, Thank you very much for your message. I appreciate it
At 9:07am on March 17, 2017, Keyla Cordero said…
Thank you so much for welcoming me to this community. I was just diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and Im getting to know so many things I didnt before. I pray this joirnet teaches me a lot of positive things and I cant get to help as lany people as I can
At 2:24am on March 17, 2017, Beloved said…
Thank You!
At 6:37pm on March 8, 2017, nessabrown52 said…
I joined bc i have a sweet baby girl age 11 going thru this. It hurts to see her going thru losing her hair.
At 6:38am on March 8, 2017, 123me said…

thank you. i appreciate that!

At 2:50pm on August 27, 2016, Claudia DePalma said…

I love this community so much! :) 

At 2:15pm on June 17, 2016, Heisten said…

Doing better day by day. This website has helped tremendously by being able to stay informed and finding out you are not alone.

Thank you so much for starting it.

At 6:22pm on April 26, 2016, Divine said…

Peace Queen!  Thanks for creating such an amazing place.  You are truly appreciated.

 Peace & Blessings.





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