My early aspirations of being onstage were replaced with the diagnosis of the autoimmune disorder, Alopecia. I lost my hair at the age of eight, along with my reason for living. The negative words of my peers became my inner voice as I let my disease overtake every aspect of my life. At the age of ten, Wigs 4 Kids granted me a beautiful new hair piece and a new outlook on life. Since, I have attended over 500 media-covered events, sharing my personal story of how a hairpiece can truly affect a young child. For example, Destiny, a teenager with Trichotillomania, was inspired to invite her ‘secret crush’ to the dance after hearing my story. I donated one of my wigs to her; cut and styled it for the event, resulting in her dancing the night away with that crush and a smile that never left her face (nor mine!).