If you hadn’t heard our story a quick recap- Brooke now 13 years old has alopecia and she is the inspiration that started Hair We Share.
Brooke recently was crowned princess at her school dance! This is a true testament that what we are doing at Hair We Share is working! We are building confidence in young girls. Brooke’s mom recently wrote about how the experience has helped to change her life here is what she wrote:
Hair We Share is very important to our family, especially to Brooke. Brooke was 8 years old when she first started to loose her hair. She would wear hats to cover up the bald spots. By Christmas of 2009 Brooke was completely bald. She continued to wear hats for a couple of years. I had no idea how to help my daughter in anyway. I felt hopeless and wanted her to feel normal. I learned about Suzanne Chimera, founder of Hair We Share from an interview that was recommended for me to watch. It was with a model that had alopeica, Georgia Van Cuyleburg. I sent Georgia an email not thinking that she would email me back, but she did. I contacted Suzanne Chimera, an amazing lady with a big heart. We talked about the wig and the cost. It went a couple of weeks and Suzanne called me back with this amazing idea, non for profit, Hair We Share and wanted Brooke to be the inspiration for this organization. I talked with Brooke and she was amazed that Suzanne chose her and she said, “I can help all kinds of people get a normal wig.” Thanks to Suzanne, Brooke has been blessed with a beautiful wig ever since. Hair We Share continues to help people with hair loss conditions. Wigs do not last forever and I am asking everyone that can help donate.
Team Brooke now has her own fundraising page set up designed for people who want to donate their ponytail, they can have the wig sponsored that their hair will go into!
It Feels Good to Do Good!