February 10, 2013 7:46 am at 7:46 am #608137SaramomMember
My friends little girl has alopecia, she is looking into getting a very comfortable shaitel to wear everyday, unfortunately she has no hair left.
Any ideas?February 10, 2013 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #928260jewishfeminist02Member
I’m so sorry to hear that. Refuah sheleimah to the little girl. What is her name so we can daven for her?February 10, 2013 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #928261oomisParticipant
Oy, poor kid. Refuah shelaima to her.February 10, 2013 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #928262momX4Member
Contact Chai Lifeline. They may be able to help.February 10, 2013 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #928263Torah613TorahParticipant
There are several gemachs. Chai Lifeline is a great place to start.February 10, 2013 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #928264🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
There’s also Locks of Love, which specializes in hair pieces for children with alopeica.February 10, 2013 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #928265ImaofthreeParticipant
Hair Club for Kids is a not-for-profit branch of HairClub that offers FREE services to children who suffer from medical hair loss.
You could also try going to diniwigs.com, she has done wigs for children as well.
Good luck!February 10, 2013 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #928266jewishfeminist02Member
Try Zichron Menachem, an Israeli-based organization similar to Locks of Love. I have donated hair to them in the past and plan to again at some point.February 10, 2013 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #928267mobicoParticipant
As far as Refu’ah Sheleimah wishes, the entirety of this disease is that it kills of the hair follicles. It does not hurt, or cause discomfort. There are no other effects, and no known cure.February 10, 2013 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #928268RushLimbaughMember
Hashem certainly has a cure and requesting a refuah from Him is certainly beneficial.February 10, 2013 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #928269supermeMember
B”H there is no affect on body or something hope fully they’ll come up with a cure keep daveing to HashemFebruary 10, 2013 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #928270mobicoParticipant
Certainly; I am not CHV”SH suggesting otherwise. I did want to avoid any confusion as to the severity of the disease. While not minimizing the embarrassment felt by its victims, alopecia is often confused with radiation treatments, which of course signify something far worse, which sometimes leads to the ASSUMPTER being embarrassed! (And yes, I am aware that I just made up a word.)
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