Josh Dobbs Sends Signed Jersey to Vikings Fan with Alopecia

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Josh Dobbs is literally the face of the NFL, right now, and that comes with more attention and fanfare then he’s ever received before. Most of it has been good, some are ready to move on and others are inventing conspiracy theories.

Josh Dobbs sends autographed jersey to fan with alopecia

But on Wednesday night, a video started floating around the internet that reminds us what makes sports so great. In the clip, a little boy with Alopecia (the same chronic hair loss condition that Josh Dobbs has) opens a FedEx package containing a purple autographed Dobbs jersey.

Technically, alopecia stands for “hair loss”. So, there are a lot of aging people across the world whose alopecia is nothing more than a sign of their aging.

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Then, there’s alopecia areata (other forms/terminology below), which is more common in kids and young adults. Normally, people who struggle with this disease will lose their hair in patches, but everyone’s case is different. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some even have their hair grow back.

What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss. Most people lose hair on their scalp or beard area, but hair loss can occur anywhere on your body. A board-certified dermatologist can tell you if you have this type of hair loss and what may help you regrow your hair.

There are many types of hair loss. Alopecia areata is one of the more common types. This type of hair loss usually begins in children and young adults, but it can start at any age. People of all skin tones and genders get alopecia areata.

The word “areata” means patchy. Because this disease often causes patchy hair loss, it’s usually called alopecia areata. “Alopecia” means hair loss. Sometimes, you hear a different medical name for this type of hair loss. Here’s what these terms mean:

  • Alopecia barbae: A person has patchy hair loss on their beard.
  • Alopecia ophiasis: A person has a band or strip of hair loss on their scalp.
  • Alopecia totalis: A person has lost all the hair on their scalp.
  • Alopecia universalis: A person has lost all the hair on their scalp and everywhere else on their body. This is rare.
American Academy of Dermatology
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