Hi, I just joined Alopecia World, and then Ohio Alopecians.  My 12 year old daughter started getting spots from AA about 4 years ago.  About one year ago, it progressed to full-blown AU, and it has been really difficult.  She is a wonderful, positive, beautiful young lady, but I am looking for a little help.  I do not have alopecia, so I can't really directly relate to what she is going through.  She has been positive and so strong through this all, but I think she would benefit from speaking with other alopecians.  Is there a support group or members of this group that are located near Columbus?

Also, any other meaningful advice is welcome.  She is my little girl, and I want to give her all the support, love and guidance that I can.  

Thanks

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Hello,

Contact www.naaf.org if you have not done so already.

Look for a local support group or start one if none are in your immediate area.

Best,

Jeff

Hello

My son also has Alopecia.  Lucas was diagnosed last year in July and has had a terrible time socially.  We live in the Cleveland area. 

Sorry to hear that.  It is hard for anyone to deal with this, much less a child.  Have you worked with Wigs for Kids?  They are in Westlake, Ohio and are a wonderful non-profit that provides very high quality wigs to children suffering from hairloss.  My daughter received hers in May and it has been very helpful. 

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