Matt Lucas’ kind and funny letter helps boy with alopecia

Matt Lucas’ kind and funny letter helps boy with alopecia


He’s made millions of us laugh with his comedy sketches, but there’s one boy who Matt Lucas has certainly helped make smile. 14-year-old Jacob Fitzpatrick started losing
his hair in chunks 4 years ago A scary prospect for anyone – but even more
frightening for a 10 year old. Baffled as to what could be causing the hair
loss, his mother Sarah took him to several doctors
until they finally diagnosed him with alopecia. As the condition worsened, Jacob’s confidence
plummeted. He wore a hat at all times to cover the baldness. His mother, however, was determined to lift
his spirits and wrote to Jacob’s favourite comedian, Matt Lucas who was diagnosed with
alopecia at just six years old. “The other evening we were looking at famous people who had the same condition and your name came up. I was trying to show him that it won’t stop him achieving anything he wants in life. I understand this is a long shot, but I wondered if there is any chance that you would be able to get in touch with Jacob as I know that to be in contact with someone else in the same situation and who knows what it is like to cope with this condition would help him immensely” To her’s and Jacob’s delight the comedian
did respond with a signed photo and this message… “Dear Jacob, I just wanted to say that I found it tough when I lost my hair aged six, but you will find that it does get much easier. And it’s quite nice not to have to get your hair cut and also on a hot day you can just take your hat off! And women find it sexy! You’re gonna be fine. Matt” The reply may have
taken Lucas only a few minutes to write, but his small act of kindness has made a huge
difference to Jacob’s confidence. “It made me know that I didn’t have to just complain about it all the time I could actually move on and it would help me a lot with my confidence” “Thank you Matt Lucas for helping me through all that has happened to me. And helping me boost my confidence through what was going on.” As Matt Lucas
has proven, even without a full head of hair,
there’s so much you can achieve. Although Jacob’s alopecia may never fully
go away – he now knows that the sky really is the limit.

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4 Replies to “Matt Lucas’ kind and funny letter helps boy with alopecia”

  1. Oh wow is he wearing a wig I wouldn’t have noticed. Its true over a few years you want to take it off. Friend of one is having the same thing and he is getting all the girls. The secret is quite simple “Self Confidence” handsome bro :xd

  2. Remember Tommy Pickles said "Bald is Beautiful!"
    I'd not of noticed it was a wig but who cares! Don't worry and be happy. Nice thing matt did too.

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