A young mother from Britain, Kiri Atkinson, hoped to the last that her two-year-old daughter Paiva would not inherit a rare anomaly. Kiri has alopecia, that is, the complete absence of hair on the body. She is 23 years old, and since the age of 17 she has been wearing wigs to hide her peculiarity from the public.
The girl’s hair began to fall out at the age of 16. The impetus for this, as she herself believes, was a serious stress against the background of the divorce of her beloved parents. But in fact, without a genetic tendency, alopecia at such an early age would not have occurred.
Now, when her little daughter also faced trouble, Atkinson decided to give up hiding means. She believes that this way Paiva will grow more confident in herself. Kiri Atkinson told about her complicated story on her Facebook account. Her step was considered bold by users, but they support the young mother in this decision.
Their responses were especially important for the little girl, because her mother illustrated her post with a fresh picture of her and her baby daughter without wigs. Paiva herself lost her hair at the age of two, and the first signs of baldness began even earlier.
The girl is not shy about her appearance and loves to be photographed. But thanks to conversations with her family, she understands that not everyone in society will perceive her correctly and react to her appearance. Fortunately, the love of family and acceptance on the web makes the life of Paiva and her mom much easier.