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Alopecia Awareness

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Abby Asistio from Manila, Philippines and Rachel Regal of Los Gatos, California, both have Alopecia: an autoimmune disease which causes sudden and sporadic hair loss.

Through Facebook, the women connected and built a friendship that surpassed geographical boundaries.

After two years of supporting each other through the ups and downs of their disease, the pair met in person for the first time in 2015. Watch their emotional first meeting.

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