Michigan college student fighting for kids suffering from hair loss
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Michigan college student fights for kids suffering from hair loss.
A number of different medical conditions can cause children to lose their hair.
Right now, Michigan doesn't have any laws or pending legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for wigs.
22-year-old Jaeleen Davis is working with state lawmakers in Lansing to change that.
Davis was diagnosed with alopecia when she was 7, and lost all of her hair within two weeks.
She says the non-profit 'Wigs 4 Kids' helped her regain her confidence.
"If they look different, they're going to be treated differently, and I'm a true testament to that," she said. "That if you look different, you're going to be viewed and treated differently; and so why not allow our children, our future generations the biggest and greatest opportunity to grow and to flourish."
Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley has introduced bills requiring insurance companies to pay for children's wigs.
Davis says she'll be supporting the bill all the way, including when she competes at the Miss Michigan pageant, this June.