Hi, I'm new to the forum and read your post about your daughter. I had a large hemangioma which covered most of the right side of my face however I did not have any respiratory problems. I'm sorry that McKenna gets upset about her appearance as I'm sure she's beautiful. When I was younger and people asked me about my birthmak or tried to tease me I found it easiest to answer them very plainly. Most people are just curious. I waited until I was ten to have surgery and it was very successful. The way my parents explained it to me was that I was special and there weren't very many people in the world like me. I'm not sure if this has been helpful to you but feel free to email me if you like.
Last edited by ems : 02-02-2008 at 05:51 PM.