Two Omaha elementary students are bravely talking to their peers about what sets them apart, the boys cope with a medical condition resulting in hair loss and hope education about their condition can raise awareness.
On Monday, students at Ezra Elementary School in Omaha walked, "We just went around the block," said Andrew Durnant.
The walk was short, but it was one with a purpose. "Because I have Alopecia and well they're trying to get a cause and they want to care," said Durnant.
The school is walked to bring awareness to a medical condition that Andrew Durnant and many others have no control over.
"We've been doing cruising for a cause here at Ezra the 11 years since I've been here," said Matt Dykstra, the school's Physical Education Teacher.
Later Monday afternoon both Durnant and another boy with Alopecia, Max Brown, spoke in front of their school about the condition.
"My hair fell out when I was three," Brown is used to talking about his hair. "People think I have cancer," he said.
Both boys are thankful, their school is taking time to celebrate them.
Inspired by their efforts, the Alopecia foundation donated 400 wrist bands to the school.
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