Sunday 19 November 2017

Girl (7) who lost all her hair to alopecia nails 'crazy hair day' at school

Image: Daniella Wride/Instagram
Image: Daniella Wride/Instagram

Mark Molloy

A little girl with alopecia has won online admirers for her dazzling response to a 'crazy hair day' competition at school, showing that “bald is beautiful”.

Gianessa Wride, a seven-year-old from Utah, lost all her hair after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease in January.

Photos of the youngster’s response to her school’s crazy hair day, decorating her head in colourful stickers, have been widely shared online.

"I was really nervous when I found out that it [crazy hair day] was coming up," her mother Daniella told CBS News.

"But I didn’t want her to feel like an outcast or that she wasn't like the other kids, so I wanted to come up with something fun for her.

"I went to the Walmart craft section trying to see what I could find and put together for her. I came across these scrapbook sticker jewels. They just fit her personality. She’s so vibrant and full of life and she loves everything sparkly."

Her mother posted on Instagram: "I must say she looks absolutely stunning! Bald is beautiful."

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