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Albany mother hosts Alopecia awareness parade for son

Tristan Richardson has had Alopecia Areata since he was 2.
Tristan Richardson has had Alopecia Areata since he was 2.(Source: WALB)
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 11:25 AM CDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - September is Alopecia Awareness Month and to help bring awareness, one mother held a parade in honor of her son.

Alopecia is a condition caused by one’s immune system fighting their hair follicles, causing hair loss.

Vanessa Richardson said her eight-year-old son, Tristan, has had Alopecia Areata since he was 2.

She said they started this tradition last year with a celebration at their church, but this year, because of COVID-19, they hosted a parade.

During the parade, they rode down Tremont Avenue in Albany, where Tristan passed out pamphlets, fans and other goodies.

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Original Story: https://www.walb.com/2020/09/25/albany-mother-hosts-alopecia-awarness-parade-son/

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