Meet Genevieve, a student at KCIA whose journey has been marked by resilience in the face of Alopecia, a condition causing permanent hair loss. For a teenage girl like Genevieve, navigating the complexities of adolescence alongside managing the emotional toll of Alopecia is an immense challenge. The impact on self-esteem and identity can be profound.

However, amidst these struggles, Genevieve found solace and support through the NorthPoint Foundation. Her journey took a transformative turn as she emerged with a radiant and lush head of hair. This newfound confidence not only alters her physical appearance but also serves as a powerful testament to the unwavering support she has received.

Genevieve's story is a poignant reminder of the importance of community and compassion. Through the NorthPoint Foundation's assistance, she has not only regained a sense of normalcy but has also discovered newfound strength and resilience. As she continues her journey, Genevieve's story serves as inspiration to us all, demonstrating that with support and determination, any obstacle can be overcome.

Natasha Rickel

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meet our dedicated Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Natasha, a seasoned professional with a flair for strategic brand management and integrated marketing. With an impressive background in spearheading innovative initiatives for the largest privately-held industrial development company in the US, Natasha brings a unique blend of expertise in communications, content creation, and digital strategy. Holding an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, Natasha is committed to driving growth and shaping impactful brand narratives. As a board member and active member of KC IABC and the Content Marketing & Communications Manager for NorthPoint Development, Natasha plays a crucial role in our mission to enhancing the lives of children in our communities.