Wedding Hair for an Alopecia Patient

$4,324 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 44 months
Since third grade, my best friend Carol has been dealing with the everyday challenges of Alopecia, a condition that causes the hair on her head to fall out and not grow back. When she was first diagnosed, she began wearing a hat everyday. 




During her first year in high school, after six years of wearing a hat everyday, Carol was fitted for her first wig. Having hair drastically improved her quality of life. Since then, Locks of Love provided the financial support for these hairpieces as she needed many more as they wore out from everyday, natural wear and tear. 



Unfortunately, after turning twenty one, Locks of Love does not continue to offer financial support or resources for wigs for Alopecia patients. These hairpieces are extremely expensive because of the need to be fitted for everyday and more permanent use than other types of wigs. Even after taking extremely good care of her current one, it is starting to show the signs of wear and tear including patches, slipping and other problems. A few months ago, Carol's wonderful boyfriend asked if she would spend the rest of her life with him and she happily agreed. 


(This is them just minutes after their engagement in Chicago!)


Although this should be a time of excitement for them, she just found out that neither of the insurance plans that she has covers wigs for her condition because it is not due to any type of treatment, such as chemotherapy. I know that everyone will think she looks gorgeous on her wedding day no matter what, but I believe that having a new wig that is not patchy, falling apart and sliding off her head will make her feel as beautiful as she should feel on her wedding day and I'm hoping to help her achieve that! Thank you so much for visiting our page and considering helping out this wonderful woman as she deals with her unique wedding day stress. And in case you wanted a laugh, here is a picture of us from a few days ago when we got to meet up! (I live 1,000 miles away from her, so seeing each other is a wonderful treat!)



THANK YOU!!!

Melissa :)
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Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who donated! I was able to purchase a new hairpiece and it helped me feel truly beautiful on our wedding day! Thank you again for all of your love and support!
Love,
Carol
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Jess Amedeo
44 months ago

Best wishes!!

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Gary Sherwood
44 months ago

NAAF can help with our Ascot program. It provides up to $500 towards the purchase of a cranial prosthetic, i.e. a wig. Please contact us at 415-472-3780.

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Raised by 81 people in 44 months
Created July 8, 2014
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Anonymous
1 month ago
LV
$50
Lisa Vismara
42 months ago

We are friends of Mark and Ann; good luck!

$25
Anonymous
43 months ago
$25
Anonymous
43 months ago
CF
$25
Colleen Ford
43 months ago

Enjoy your special day!

CC
$25
Christine Cox
43 months ago

Congratulations on your engagement. Enjoy every minute of planning your wedding!

KK
$175
Kristen Kainrath
43 months ago

Congratulations! He is a very lucky guy!

JA
Jess Amedeo
44 months ago

Best wishes!!

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Gary Sherwood
44 months ago

NAAF can help with our Ascot program. It provides up to $500 towards the purchase of a cranial prosthetic, i.e. a wig. Please contact us at 415-472-3780.

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