‘Beauty shines”

Engagement photos are made to closing all the time – so while makenzee meaux organized for hers, she made a dramatic decision.
“i realised it changed into time to release the weight, to expose the real me,” 21-12 months-antique makenzee advised the bbc.
She determined to be photographed without the wig she’s worn due to the fact that her diagnosis elderly 8 of alopecia, which causes hair loss.
“what better way to rejoice engagement than to reveal our love and the help we’ve got been given,” she instructed the bbc from her domestic in texas.
Makenzee and fiancé bryan met 5 years in the past at high college.
Makenzee became recognized with alopecia when she was 8 years oldimage copyrightfrost collective
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Makenzee become recognized with alopecia while she become eight years old
Makenzee, who’s a waitress and pupil, says that losing her hair “killed” her self assurance and that she turned into bullied at school.
“i misplaced all desire that i should ever feel beautiful once more, till i met bryan,” she explained.
“he has shown me that the folks that love you do not care whether or not you have hair, and those who do are not well worth some time or your love.”
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Greater than 1,000 people have shared makenzee’s story because she posted it on facebook on sunday.
She says the reaction is “great and coronary heart-warming” and he or she’s acquired responses from other younger ladies with alopecia.
One lady confirmed the pictures to her six-yr-antique daughter who misplaced her hair whilst she turned into one.
“she does no longer do not forget what it was like to ever have hair,” wrote jessica barnes.
“when she noticed your images she said, ‘mother she seems like me – all grown up and glad!'”
Makenzee plans to be photographed with out her wig on her wedding day tooimage copyrightfrost collective
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Makenzee plans to be photographed without her wig on her wedding ceremony day too
Some other lady commented: “you’re beautiful and what a unique young man. Congrats.”
Makenzee’s big day won’t be taking area till 2018. She plans to put on her wig to walk down the aisle but will take several snap shots with out it.
For now she’s satisfied that she shared her tale on social media:
“i want to make certain that all young girls know they may be beautiful – if you push thru, real beauty shines.”
By georgina rannard

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