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June 1st, 2012
10:35 AM ET

Human Factor: Why bald is beautiful

Editor's note: In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn't know they possessed. This week, mother, photographer and cancer survivor Jane Bingham, shares her story about how she is working to reduce the stigma of baldness women and children.

The bad news: I have an incurable type of cancer.

The good news: My experiences with living with cancer inspired me to do things I never thought I would do.

I began The Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made Facebook page. It was the main force and inspiration behind two major toy companies' production of bald fashion dolls for children who live with baldness due to chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania or other conditions, while also raising money for pediatric cancer research and awareness of these conditions. 

I have now turned The Beautiful and Bald Movement into a non-profit with a mission to remove the stigma of women and children who are living with hair loss to be able to go in public without hiding the fact that they are bald.  We spread love, support, comfort and help build self-esteem of bald children and women all over the world with free Dome Decorating Packages.  These packages contain things to decorate their heads, bring a smile to their face and comfort to their hearts. 

The desire to help support others who have lost their hair has spread to my two teenage sons who shaved their heads into mohawks so people would stare at them instead of me, starting a movement called Mohawks for Mom

My hope is to continue make good things come from a bad experience: To focus my energy on helping others instead of feeling sorry for myself, and to spread the love that God has put in my heart to others, crossing language barriers and borders.

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