Becky Harris was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a medical condition causing hair loss. It is difficult enough getting through the awkward and painful stages of the teen years: having hair fall out of the scalp in patches can really damage someone's self-esteem.
Harris has tried every hairstyle to help her cover the bald spots. She has also endured intense steroid injections on her scalp every three weeks for the last nine years. The shots are meant to decrease the effects of the autoimmune disorder. It is estimated over six million people are living with this condition in the United States.
After almost a decade of trying to hide the results of her disease, Harris is ready to take control of her life by shaving her head. Although she is brave with her decision, your heart will break with her at 1:49. Harris' raw and emotional video has gone viral with over 1.5 million views.
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