Camille often wears a wig to hide the effects of her Alopecia.

Every once in a while, I meet some one who sticks in my heart.  Camille Paddock is one of those people.  To look at her, you’d never guess at “Almost 16 year-old,”  she’s been put through the ringer by people who claimed to be her friends. She came out on top as a spokesperson for the underdog and beauty pageant queen.

When Camille was eight years old, she began to lose her hair. Not just a few strands; she lost handfuls of hair, until by the time she was in fifth grade, only a small rim of hair remained. Doctors dismissed. Camille’s condition as stress.  One even told her