Disease Doesn’t Discourage Soccer’s Gal

“I am comfortable with the person I am. I am healthy.” That’s what Melissa Gal (’19), a freshman women’s soccer player , wants everyone to know.

In fact, Gal has always been healthy.

She has an autoimmune disease called alopecia areata; to be more specific she has alopecia areata universalis, which is the most rare form of the disease and presents itself as the loss of hair over the entire scalp and body. The effected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person’s own immune system, ...........................More.....................

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