Terminally ill girl with alopecia left in tears after school teachers order her to take off wig.
A terminally-ill girl with alopecia was left in tears at school after teachers ordered her to remove her wig.
Ashanti Elliot Smith, aged 11, suffers from a rare ageing disease called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria and also has alopecia.
When she turned up for school in West Sussex in a bubblegum pink wig, she was told to take it off because it could encourage fellow pupils to dye their hair the same colour.
Her mother, Phoebe Smith, 29 said she was horrified at the school ordering her daughter to remove the hair piece.
She said: ‘She was devastated when they told her to take it off. Her little heart was broken, it’s disgusting.’
Ms Smith explained that the wig was donated by a friend as the family cannot afford human hair wigs.
‘It’s a pink wig, come on, other children would have understood.
‘I have only got a few years left with her so we want her to live it to the full’ said her mother.
Source : Click Me