Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group

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Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group

Hello Vancouverites! Connecting is one of the best ways to feel happier and become more informed! Come as you are, whether you are shy or outgoing. This is a genuine and fun group where all of us - new to alopecia or experienced, hair-wearer or au natural, seeking treatment or not - all come together and be supportive, informative, and positive for one another. After 4+ years of running this group, I can say for sure that you'll feel better after a meetup! :)

Come to our monthly meetups, or, start by joining this group and be in the loop of upcoming meetups! Sometimes I include alopecia news / remedy / stories too.

If your kid / teen has alopecia, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with other parents! It'll be, I believe, quite awesome for your child :)

Location: Vancouver
Members: 86
Latest Activity: May 26

Upcoming Meetups

This group gets together monthly at one of the members' homes - a cozy, positive, and fun environment, for those with alopecia. We are here to support one another, and every meetup has been amazingly mood-lifting.

Join us here and we'll send next meeting details to you in a group email!

You can always get a hold of us via AW messaging or at alopecia.vancouver[at]gmail.com

We are affiliated with CANAAF (Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation).

Next meet up: We meet about once a month. Please email Tanya at the emil address above!

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Comment by Tanya on March 14, 2018 at 1:56am

Next meetup: March 25th! Join us! Message me for deets ;)

Comment by Tanya on March 14, 2018 at 1:55am

Ahahaha! We love you too Jeffrey!! Come visit!!!

Comment by JeffreySF on March 14, 2018 at 1:07am

Hello People.

I Love You All !!!

Comment by Tanya on January 24, 2018 at 3:36am

And thanks for all the info Sandra!!

Comment by Tanya on January 24, 2018 at 3:35am

That's awesome! Thank you Mandeep :)

Comment by Mandeep on January 23, 2018 at 7:24pm

Hi Nita,

You can claim the wigs part of your taxes under medical (you will need a doctors note).

Comment by Nitter on January 23, 2018 at 2:46pm

Thank you so much Sandra!! That is very helpful to know. We are self employed, so no extended benefits here. Everything we are doing for her now is out of pocket. I did see that form on Canaaf website, but I don't think we would qualify for assistance. So I think we are going to start shopping around for wigs to get an idea for her. Thank you so so much for all the quick info ladies! We are new to all of this, so you have already been so helpful!

Thanks

Nita

Comment by Sandra Fournier on January 23, 2018 at 11:26am

Hi Nita/Everyone,

Yes, our healthcare system is not great for covering our wigs, even for children.  If you have personal health insurance coverage through work, I'd challenge your insurance company to cover some of the expense. I know of women who have had some success doing this.  I know it's not a lot, but you can also claim your wigs worn due to Alopecia on your personal income tax each year as a medical expense.  You may require a Doctors note, but each little bit helps.  Finally, this may not be the case for your family, but I wanted to mention that www.canaaf.org has set up a fund for teens whose families need financial assistance for their wig. There is an application process, but I wanted to share.Take Care, Sandra 

Comment by Nitter on January 23, 2018 at 10:11am

Thank you so much Tanya :) please feel free to pass my info on to other families with children that are going thru the same thing. I would love for my daughter to meet other kids like her, so she can make new friends and not feel alone in this journey. 

Thanks

Nita

Comment by Tanya on January 23, 2018 at 5:39am

Hi Nitter,

Good question...let me find out more by asking people on our alopecia group who are parents of kids with alopecia!

Tanya

 

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