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Girl's video brings fame, rock star's praise and apologies from bullies

A brave 12-year-old girl who posted a touching video on the Internet about the harassment she suffers because of a mental condition that causes her to pull out her hair has found some unexpected fame. Nikki Six, one of the rocker's from Motley Crue and the musician behind the video's soundtrack, reached out to thank the girl.
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A brave 12-year-old girl who posted a touching video on the Internet about the harassment she suffers because of a mental condition that causes her to pull out her hair has found some unexpected fame.

The Star Tribune has the story. It's a great one.

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