**UPDATE: It's been a few years since I've been on here and I thought my profile could use a quick update. I am now 25 years old, finishing my first year of medical school, and I will be getting married this June!
Hey! My name is Andrew and I am 22 years old and I currently live in Sacramento. I have had Alopecia Areata since the age of nine. So far it has been quite the journey to say the least. Alopecia has been an ultimate analogy to life. It’s taken some time to come to terms with….but I feel confident that I have. Alopecia has shed light on what really matters in life…..like enjoying the small things….the stuff you take for granted. Don’t beat yourself up….remember how lucky you are to be alive. Nevertheless I am truly proud and fortunate to have Alopecia. I am certain that Alopecia has shaped me into the unique individual I am today!
In retrospect I found that my ability to “cope” with alopecia over the years is attributed to the most amazing people in my life, my parents. Everything I did was supported and encouraged by them. They listened, but never brought up my Alopecia if they knew I didn’t want to talk about it. I was pushed to get active in sports….. this later played a crucial role in not only my acceptance of alopecia, but it also gave me a sense of ambition to achieve my goals. If there was one piece of advice I could give a parent, it would be to listen to your child, compliment their achievements or even their attempt to, reinforce that "its not a big deal”, tell them “it’s going to be ok”, but most of all have your child participate in some sort of extracurricular activity that allows him or her to interact with other children.
I’m currently a senior at CSUS. I am majoring in molecular biology and I will be applying to medical school this summer. My experience with Alopecia has given me ambitions to help others who have dealt with situations that have given them unique challenges in life…. like Alopecia has for me. I have volunteered with many different children, including children who have special needs, cancer, in the burn unit and some who are rebellious from difficult upbringings. I know that helping others is why I was given this…..and I’m extremely passionate and dedicated to achieving my goals. I hope you send me a message and I HOPE YOU SMILE TODAY!
I am Miss Margaret, I hope you are in perfect condition of health. I went through your profile and took interest in it, i will like you to write me on this ID ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) I have something VERY important to tell you. Thanks
Thank you foryour life confirming profile description. I have a son of 6 years who has had AA since the age of 2 1/2 but now it is suddenly developing very fast. We are definetely looking at "no hair" before the summer holidays. Reading your profile gives hope and inspiration to us as parents seing how much it means to just accept and support!! I was deeply moved and I will keep your words in mind in relation to our prescious and special boy. Take care. Alia (Denmark)
Hey man, yeah the conference was great I'll def go again in the future. Your playlist is pretty good too, a little bit of everything which is what I like. I really got to update and change mine around. But good luck with the drums and everything. Hows your summer going?
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