Nowhere Hair – a quirky story for children

Unlike Alopecia Areata or Androgenic Alopecia, hair loss from cancer signifies illness that is potentially fatal and is not to be taken lightly. Chemotherapy drugs make a person sick and can cause hair loss while fighting cancer. Many people see baldness (especially when it comes to women) and think “cancer” or “sick” regardless if the woman is fighting cancer, or simply has a form or Alopecia.
This can be incredibly hard for a woman. Hard not just because she is fighting cancer, and hard not because she is loosing her hair but also difficult to explain to the ones around you what you are experiencing and why. Especially children.

Meet Sue Glader, a woman, a mother, an author and a breast cancer survivor.

With the help of illustrator, Edith Buenen, the quirky children’s story No Where Hair was created. Glader was diagnosed with breast cancer right after her son’s first birthday and was inspired to find a way for adults and parents to communicate to their children about cancer and how it is effecting them.

This story is about a little girl who is seeking for the answer of why her mother has lost her hair. It shows that chemotherapy may cause a mother to loose her hair, make her tired and even sometimes cranky, but not her sense of style, humor, happiness or love for her child.

” It does the heavy lifting, without being heavy.
It addresses a child’s guilt, fear, sadness and anxiety with a light touch. ”

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One Response to Nowhere Hair – a quirky story for children

  1. Ronald T. Hines says:

    Hair loss in children and teens is a prevalent occurrence that is responsible for approximately 3% of all pediatric office visits in the U.S.A

    Hair loss in children and teens is not due, contrary to popular belief, to vitamin deficiencies (unless extreme malnutrition is present), poor scalp circulation, headbands, hats or cold weather.

    However the causes of children’s hair loss are numerous and include: trauma resulting from an accident, symptoms of birth defects, scarring from surgery to remedy birth defects, and Alopecia (an autoimmune condition in which the body mistakenly forms antibodies against its own hair follicles.)

    Nearly 2 million children and teens suffer from at least one form of Alopecia or another in the United States alone.

    The good news is that at least 60% of children and young adults with Alopecia will “outgrow” the condition without need for treatment.

    However, as with all forms of Alopecia, a reversal and complete restoration of hair takes time – sometimes up to a year or more, but for the vast majority of children, it will spontaneously resolve.

    The bad news is that 40% children will not have such luck.

    Children’s hair loss can be an extremely devastating issue, frustrating for the parents of the child affected and embarrassing for the child or young teen plagued by this often unaesthetic condition.

    The emotional effects of hair loss are often significantly more distressing on children than on adults.
    The child or young teen suffering from this condition often does not fully understand the cause of the illness as an adult would and tends to think that there must be something wrong with him/her.

    Additionally, other children will often subject the child affected by hair loss, to teasing, or will right out bully him or her, for looking different.

    Hair loss often crashes the self-esteem of children or young teens affected by this condition, leading to all kinds of unhealthy behaviors that can ruin their future life forever.

    Fortunately, nowadays parent of children affected by a hair loss condition can take solace in knowing that there are children hair replacement systems on the market today, for teens and children suffering from hair loss.

    The goal at companies like is to assist children and young teen in changing their lives by improving their look, which will empower them with a degree of self confidence and normalcy that will allow them to face the world with renewed self esteem and protect them from the stigma of hair loss.

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