Perfecting a positive image of oneself in the teenage years can be challenging. Especially if you lose your hair at the tender age of 17. Becky Harris should have been enjoying her teenage life, but instead, she was dealing with the diagnosis of Alopecia Areata, a medical condition that caused her to lose most of her hair.
Harris has tried many different hairstyles to help cover up the bald spots, but now she is ready to shed it all and wear wigs. She has had to endure steroid injections to her scalp every three weeks for the last nine years. The shots were an attempt to reduce the effects of the autoimmune disorder. Before she began cutting off her locks, she asked her boyfriend to remind her that her brave act meant no more steroid shots.
Her emotional journey is sure to pull at your heartstrings, but her courage is inspiring! Harris says that she wished she was that brave at a younger age, right before she receives a kiss from her boyfriend.
According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation,Alopecia Areata is a prevalent autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss or complete body hair loss. Over 6.6 million people in the United States and 147 million worldwide have, had or will developAlopecia Areata at some point in their lives.
Needless to say, her story is beyond moving!
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