Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Ava is world-famous!

A few months ago I was contacted by a freelance writer for a parenting and lifestyle magazine in South Africa. She asked if she could feature Ava in an article she was writing about alopecia in children. Of course we agreed, and she sent me a scanned version of the article yesterday.

Enjoy! (You should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge it if you have trouble reading it).

12 comments:

Julia said...

WOW! GREAT ARTICLE!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Amy L said...

Ava is so darn CUTE! I just love her beautiful smile! Great article too!:)
Amy

Arizona mom to eight said...

What a great article, and Ava is beautiful without her ahir! We are on the losing side of alopecia one more. Meghan is bald on one side of her head again, and she lost all the hair on her arms and legs, though for some weird reason, she still has eyelashes and eyebrows.

We failed treatment and have not been to the dermatologist for a year...it can be difficult for Meghan, she gets sad when she looks at herself in the mirror, but usually she just accepts it. That is life for her, for us,a nd I am grateful it is JUST hair loss and nothing worse.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Ava!!

Jan

Jess said...

Charissa, I knew another young woman with Down Syndrome and Alopecia. Is there any connection?

Charissa said...

Yes, there is a connection between Down Syndrome and alopecia. I'm not sure of the exact statistics but it is higher for sure.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

That is SO cool!!!! Ava is SO beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

How neat!! And Ava is BEAUTIFUL!

Tim Rovenstine said...

Well, what do you know! I'm impressed, maybe fit for a World Cup advertisement...

Marlita said...

I had no idea that you felt that I influenced your decision to cut her hair. I was just giving my input. I'm glad I was there when we did it though. She is beautiful!

Dalene said...

Very COOL!

Amy said...

yeah! That is so cool!!!
The article was very well done. :)