Hamilton Southeastern junior Sophia Tomlin finds passion after diagnosis
Heart pounding and hands clammy, she nervously walked to the front of the classroom as instructed by her sixth-grade teacher. After missing a quarter of the school year, then-sixth grader Sophia Tomlin was ordered to tell her peers exactly why she was absent for so long. Despite her anxieties, she told them.
Tomlin was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own hair follicles. To combat bald spots, her mom shaved her head. She was devastated. Her curly dirty blonde locks now resided …
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