You probably noticed something about me right away. I’m different, and that’s OK. I have alopecia (a-loh-PEE-shuh). It’s a condition that causes my hair to fall out. It’s not life-threatening or contagious.
I was 2 years old when all my hair fell out. Then, when I was about 4, I started to notice that kids would point at me and stare. It made me feel upset, like something was wrong with me. But I’m a healthy kid who just happens to not have hair!
At the time, I also loved to paint. My mom had one of my paintings printed on a head scarf. I put on the scarf, looked in the mirror, and said, “I want all bald kids to have this.” So, in 2016, we started Coming Up Rosies—an organization that helps bring smiles to kids’ faces.