"Alopecia hasn't held Stephanie back in any way; in fact, she stated in a high school essay, 'It's arguably the best thing that has ever happened to me, transforming me into the fearless person that I am today.'""
In 2007, STEPHANIE WEED, a beautiful, free-spirited teenager, had lived a generally carefree life when baldness became her reality. Diagnosed with alopecia--a skin disease resulting in hair loss--Stephanie lost her eyebrows, eyelashes, and eventually all of her hair. Both poignant and comedic, BLOND TODAY BALD TOMORROW, is the true story of Stephanie's struggles as she learns to cope with being hairless for the rest of her life.
Disaster struck freshman year when Stephanie's wig fell off while she competed in a varsity basketball game. Facing calamity head-on, Stephanie stepped back on the court and impressed the crowd with her grit and determination. Not letting baldness hold her back, Stephanie continued her high school basketball career wearing bandanas, attended prom, learned to surf, earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to Colorado State University, and eventually fell in love. This inspirational account of Stephanie navigating life as a bald teen is proof that with courage, one of life's biggest hardships could turn into an unexpected blessing.
Author STACY WEED was born in San Jose, California, and spent her childhood and young adult years in Northern California. She graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, where she met her husband, Tracy. An exercise enthusiast, she runs everyday, and enjoys encouraging others in her blog “You Can Run by Stacy”.