IowaWatch Connection: Living With Alopecia

Meet Taylor Goggin, a University of Iowa student who has lived with a unique disease called alopecia since she was a toddler; you’ll learn about what beauty really means, and hear why professionals say children are often more resilient in the face of adversity than adults.

Life With Alopecia Means Enduring Taunts, Fighting Stereotypes, Finding Support

Trevor Goggin recognized the boy as soon as he approached the neighborhood street hockey rink. He was the kid who had made his little sister, Taylor, run home from the school bus bawling a few days earlier. So Trevor was not surprised when he heard the boy’s taunt: “Hey, isn’t your sister the bald one who wears a wig?”