Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Meet our new friend Brittany. She'll be turning 13 next month and she lives in our town! She also has alopecia totalis just like me, and through mutual friends we were able to meet her last night and watch her softball game. Brittany lost all of her hair very early in life, too. (I think she was 9 months old?) She is extremely well-adjusted and sweet. She doesn't want to wear wigs because she says they're uncomfortable and feels like no one would recognize her if she did! Her mom says that kids around her have always been great and accepting of her alopecia-- it's the adults that sometimes aren't so accepting...
When Brittany met me, she said, "She looks like a mini me!" :) I said I thought Brittany was "cute."
Not to mention, Brittany is a STAR catcher and definitely a leader on the team. At this game, we watched her throw out 2 girls on second as they tried to steal a base.
She was just as good at batting as she was at catching. (probably helps when your dad is the coach!)
While it was an encouragement to meet Brittany and watch her alopecia play NO part in how people treated her, it was also somewhat emotional for Mommy. I don't think Mommy is ready to think about me at 13 with this... but that's okay. One day at a time, right?
And these days aren't so bad. :)