An Essay About A Misfit Person

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Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong because of the way you looked or because of something you did? A misfit is someone who doesn’t belong or fit contentedly into a situation. For example, my brother has Alopecia. It occurs when one’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles. Alopecia is the partial or complete loss of hair from parts of the body where it typically grows. It can occur in men, women, and children and can go away at any point in time. About 10% of people with this autoimmune disease never regrow hair though. There is no cure for this, but there are many treatments that may or may not work. The most common treatment for Alopecia is “many injections of corticosteroids into the scalp, about 1 cm (0.4 in.) apart, every 4 to 6 weeks” (National Cancer Institute, webmd.com). Obviously, having…show more content…
Sometimes I do feel different and like a misfit, but I don’t look different than your average teenage girl. Brent physically looks different from other kids his age. I can’t imagine going through life without hair, especially since I’m a girl. There is definitely a difference between feeling different and being different. Brent is certainly different, since most kids have a full head of hair at his age. Being different undoubtedly makes him feel different. Kids at school not only treat him differently, but also are mean about it. When Brent first was diagnosed with Alopecia, some kids flipped his hat off his head and wouldn’t give it back to him. It’s sad that people who are misfits get treated differently than “normal people.” This incident definitely affected Brent in a negative manor. Since people treat him differently, Brent tries to fit in as much as possible. He refuses to go anywhere or let anyone see him without a hat on. I feel like if people never made fun of him in the first place, then he would be confident in going places without a

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