Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bald is Beautiful!

I love this time of year...not only because it's my birthday, but it's baseball season! My name is Blake and I'm a big sports fan. My favorite sport is baseball, but I also love basketball and football. At the age of 1 I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and have been bald pretty much my whole life. It is an auto immune disease that attacks your hair follicles. I tell my friends that my body is allergic to my hair. I see kids that raise money for their charities and wondered what I could do. My brother Gavin and I love to get autographs on cards and other stuff. We have over 1,000 autographed sports cards that we've collected over the last several years. This season I will be donating $.05 for every card or memorabilia I get signed to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. That may not sound like a lot to you, but I am only 10 years old. Also, my parents will be doubling my donation so I hope to raise a lot of money. See you at the ballpark!

Here you will be able to follow my season, check out my autographs, and hopefully learn something about Alopecia Areata. I'm also looking forward to taking my new baby brother Kyle to his first game this season! Feel free to contact me at

Play Ball!!!


  1. hey blake, i think what you are doing is awesome! i cannot wait to see how much money you can raise!
    good luck!!!!
    lisa rector (april's mom)

  2. Nanny ans Pap-Pa are so proud of you!! We will kick some $ in there for you, too! I know the Lord has BIG plans for you!

  3. This is very cool, Blake!! I know you have been planning this site for a long time. I' m very impressed and I hope you can raise a lot of money and teach people about alopecia.
    Mrs. Wertman

  4. Blake,
    You inspire us!! You're a special kid and we're so blessed to know you. Can't wait to catch a few games this season. LOVE YOU!!
    The Engles
    Go Shorebirds, Barnstormers and Phillies!!

  5. Hey, Blako

    Kudos on a great idea! You can count of the "see you in 3 months" duet for a matching donation.

    Take care,

  6. Thank you guys for supporting me. I really apreciate it. just got a few letters that people have someone in there life that has Alopecia