My daughter is starting her sophomore year and changing to a large university. We moved her down to her new apartment today because she is "rushing" this week. I really don't understand the whole sorority thing because I went to nursing school but it is important to her so, I support her. She has a new friend staying with her and she pulled me aside today to tell me this girl's dad is dying of cancer. I asked her if she had shared her condition with this new friend and she said no. I said, "you know that you understand pain better than most people your age so you can be a true friend to this girl." She agreed and appreciated that her dad was down on the floor putting together her new desk. Pain comes in all forms and it seems that everyone is dealing with something. Alopecia definately gives you a perspective that most people don't have. I am also happy to report that alopecia is not keeping my daughter from doing anything that she wants to.