Seven-year-old Gianessa Wride of Salem, Utah rocks her iconic looks to school for “Crazy Hair Day.” What’s different about this seven-year-old is that she has a rare hair condition called Alopecia. Alopecia is the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows like your head.
Daniella Wride noticed her daughter’s hair was falling out in clumps. She thought the Alopecia could have been brought on due to the stress of losing her grandmother. “It was upsetting to her,” Gianessa’s mother shared. “And it was hard for me as well, but not because of what she looks like. I was more upset thinking that somebody might bully my daughter and I didn’t want her to ever feel less beautiful than she is.”
When the opportunity of “Crazy Hair Day” came at school, Daniella took it upon herself to celebrate her daughter. She adorned her head with jewels and stickers in unique ways. Daniella won the “Crazy Hair Day” competition at school!
Gianessa told PEOPLE, “I love being bald. I can do things to my head that other kids can’t. I’m thinking now it might be fun to decorate my head with some sparkly butterflies and flowers.”
We are celebrating the beautiful uniqueness of this little girl, who is inspiring others with her positive story amidst adversity.