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Netball gave me confidence to ditch my wig

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Alice is"bald and proud" thanks to netball,"To hell with it, I'll go as I am." Alice Austin lost all her hair before she was 9 years old. She started losing her hair when she was 5 years old.

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She has alopecia areata. She started having bald patches and then wore a wig. She started becoming a target for bullies and her confidence got affected. One day, at a netball game, she decided to ditch her wig. Nobady made snide comments and she started having confidence.
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Watch and be inspired by Alice's story. => https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=813636879029238
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Bald enhances a beautiful face and person. I hope it’s true of me as I am also a bald lady. Well done to you for being so brave.
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Well done 💕 💕 💕 I have a 17 year old who has the same, she too suffered from bullies and this has affected her more so now she's a teenager. She now aspires to become a makeup artist and I must say a really fabulous one at that. Keep going, you're an inspiration xxxx
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She looks more beautiful without those wigs. Wish I had such a perfectly shaped head!
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YOU ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!! STAND TALL, BEAUTIFUL!!
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Good for you bullies made my life he'll at school I had a major operation that saved my life left me with scare on my throat and some kids said don't play with her she has a spider on her throat I had plastic surgery at 33kids can be very cruel .
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Thank you for showing that women with no hair can be beautiful! I do have as well alopecia areata, it took me a bit of time to accept myself, and that was the best thing I could have done!
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You are one those rare people who have such a beautiful face and radiant personality that hair or no hair you look stunning! Reminds me of Sinead O’Connor years ago when she shaved her head no one could’ve been more beautiful ( just like you!)
Be proud of yourself you’re amazing
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Beautiful lady, inside and outside, lovely smile, gorgeous, feminine and strong. She looks amazing on the sports grounds, suits her. My mum had cancer ( different disease in her case) and an adult woman ( a parent in fact) was checking if my mum had a wig( she didn’t lose her hair, but it’s not the point). The point is if an adult can do it, not surprised a child can. Empathy starts at home.
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My 6year old cousin has Alopecia Areata. She started losing her her when she was 4.She is a brave confident happy little girl and she is beautiful inside and out. You are beautiful too Alice.x
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