My name is Jordan. I am 14, 5’4”, 105 lbs.
I do not have cancer. I have a disease called Alopecia.
About a year ago, I started to lose my hair very quickly. I had been very healthy all of my life. The doctors diagnosed it as Alopecia, which very simply means unexplainable hair loss. There is no known cure for my condition.
I have lost my hair, my eyebrows, my eyelashes, and all of my body hair. I normally wear a wig because I don’t want people to think that I am very sick.
I wish more than anything I had hair like all the girls in my school. Lately it has been very hard to look in the mirror, but today I am taking the first steps to loving myself.
I am going to tell myself that I am beautiful, because of my smile and my eyes and my confidence. Having this disease has taught me that everyone is beautiful. One day I hope to inspire and help others with the same disease.