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I need help to get a new wig

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Chelsea Townley

  • $20.00 donated
  • 3 generous donors

I need your help, as a result of this I am currently on the sickness benefit and unable to work atm so any help would be truly appreciated!!

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hey it’s me ( chels ) this is a little story about me, i’m not quite sure why i am doing this but i feel like it’s something i need to get off my chest - as a lot of you are aware i don’t have hair, i have alopecia and for those of you that don’t know what that is well basically my immune system is attacking my hair follicles.

now what a lot of you don’t know is how my alopecia actually came about in my life - ( trigger warning )

in 2009 at the age of 13 i was sexually assaulted and as a result of that I fell pregnant, long story short I ended up having an abortion ( something I’m still trying to come to terms with ) my life completely flipped upside down, i lost myself and apart of my soul.

Anyway while I was going through this trauma my hair started to fall out in huge clumps, at first it wasn’t so noticeable as I had really thick hair, but as the months went on it got thinner and thinner and more patches began to appear, for almost 10 years now this is something I am still struggling to deal with.

I know I may seem like I’m not bothered by being bald or that I’m proud or strong or whatever you want to call it, but on the inside I’m just broken and I am trying to fix myself and find who I was before all this because my assault or alopecia don’t define me or make me the person I am but at the moment I guess they are and I’m trapped, I have been diagnosed with bipolar and PSTD due to the trauma so there is some hope that it can be reversed including my alopecia!

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Funds will go towards Buying a new wig

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Chelsea Townley

Bay of Plenty

Hi. My name is chelsea. I am 23 years old and I currently live in Hamilton, I have suffered from alopecia since I was 14, for those of you that don't know what alopecia is it's an autoimmune defishinty, which basically causes hair loss. I basically went through some trauma when I was younger and as a result of that and stress I lost my hair, I am currently on the sickness benefit due to my mental health and am struggling to make ends meet as I haven't had much hours, I am in need of a new wig and currently can't afford one on my own, I do get granted so much from the government but thats now only every 10 years and they just aren't cheap so any help would be much appreciated, and i'd love to feel beautiful and regain some of my confidence, some days I can do this but other days I just want to give up.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Chelsea Townley.

  • $20.00 donated
  • 3 generous donors

$20 donated



This cause page was created on 11 Jun 2018 and closed at 11:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 01 Aug 2018.

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