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Sophie Larson began losing her hair when she was about 20 months old. Sophie's mother, Sally, says Sophie, who has a condition called alopecia areata, is a "toughie who likes sparkle and glitter." (Dave Samson / The Forum)

Hair loss hasn't held this girl back

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BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Sophie Larson likes to look at herself in the mirror. Sometimes she gets upset, says her mom, Sally Larson.

"In the second grade, can you imagine?" Sally says.


But Sally has learned the importance of hair in our society, even for a second-grader.

When Sophie was about 20 months old, her hair started falling out.

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