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Support Ambassador: Shea

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Hi I am Shea, I’m a dance teacher,  an admin assistant, a business owner, a mum, a sister, a daughter and a fiancé and ever since I was 7 years old I have had alopecia. I’m now 26 and I have Alopecia Areata Universalis.

My hair first started falling out when I was 7 years old. It started as a patch on the scalp and then grew back all on its own. My parents had just bought a block of land in a different suburb to where we were living which meant I had to change schools. Over the next two years it began to fall out again and this time it didn’t stop until I only had a tiny plait left in the centre of the back of my head. It was then my decision to cut it off and be completely bald.

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My favourite thing about having alopecia would have to be getting kisses on my head. No one else can know, unless you are a sufferer, how accepted and loved it makes you feel. I am lucky enough to have an amazing family and friends and a fantastic partner, who all constantly tell me how crazy I am when I don’t have my wig on, and how much the love me no matter what.

I am also a mother to a toddler who has made me see that we all need to be a little more like babies. They don’t care how they look or who sees them, they are just happy to play and be loved!shea_Andy_kyha

I am open minded and have tried many treatments. If you have any questions at all I’m more than happy to answer them or chat or cry or whatever helps.

Shea