Ok, so I am in an Honors English class this year. We are required to do thirty hours of research or writing over the next school year. I chose to do mine on Alopecia, I am here asking for you help, I need to get a couple of peoples stories and a few other things if you are willing to help please inbox me or comment on this post. Thank you in advance.

~Jessica Hoschouer

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Comment by Jessica Hoschouer on November 15, 2014 at 10:05pm
Hey Aimee, what are some of your experiences with AA and who has it affected you in your daily life?
Comment by Rose Marie' on November 16, 2014 at 10:06pm

Hello Jessica

Congratulations on becoming an honours Student!

I'm not sure if you would want to hear my story from a mum's point of view.  If you are let me know and I'll pass on my stuff.  

You must be a very good worker and your parents will surely be very proud of your achievements.


Comment by Jessica Hoschouer on November 19, 2014 at 6:17pm
Rose, I would really appreciate it if you would share your story with me. I need all that I can get.
Comment by Rose Marie' on November 19, 2014 at 11:01pm


I'll try and make it as concise as possible and not too rambly lol.

Libby my daughter was diagnosed with alopecia when she was 12 years old, she is now 23.  When she was first diagnosed I really didn't know a lot about the condition we were dealing with or what we were going to do to deal with it.  I found the whole situation overwhelming and pretty terrifying, but thinking back on my daughter at that age...she really took it in her stride. I think I was the more upset person in the mix then. 

I felt the only things that would help me and my daughter to move through this difficult condition, were education and communication.  Because I am Mum I knew that my daughter needed me to do my homework around everything to do with alopecia.  She had the condition and dealt with it 24/7 but my job as a supportive mum was to educate her, me and my family as to what this was and what we could and couldn't do. I tried to help her become proactive around all the choices that alopecia brings into people's life's.  Being proactive and empowered was very important for her, but because of her age it was necessary for me to do the hard yards with education.  That becomes a very empowering process and one that continues to this day.  I am always focussed on educating myself  around what is available to help her and what products will make this condition as acceptable as possible for her.  I never wanted alopecia to define who my daughter was and is...because she is so much more than this condition.

I believe the biggest thing to empower anybody dealing with this is to let them work out their needs then help them find the tools (whether that be emotionally, spiritually or practically) so people can move on with life, living it as they should.  Those are the things that helped my daughter, me and my family deal with this and continue to be proactive around this even today.

Alopecia is a hard task maker this is never an easy condition to manage, but I feel that my daughter continues to learn and change and be challenged by this condition, but on the whole she is very empowered and happy.



Comment by Jessica Hoschouer on November 23, 2014 at 7:49pm

Thanks you guys I really appreciate it.


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