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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.

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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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