The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

It was a normal pregnancy, 40 weeks no complications- our first child. The second she was born, the doctors took her to do the initial…

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When Aiden was born, he had a dark purple birthmark on the right side of his face. The attending pediatrician at the hospital told me…

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Edie was born in Los Angeles in 2008. The doctor that delivered her looked at the birthmark on her leg and stated that the baby…

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The doctor asked my parents, "Do you have additional questions?" Is this diagnosis common? No. Will Mallory grow out of it? No. Can you treat…

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On my 50 th birthday (in 2012), my niece wrote on my timeline “Happy Half Century”; it was an eye opener for me. Looking back,…

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I am 27 years old and was finally diagnosed with a venous malformation of the left elbow and forearm in Jan. of 2005. This was…

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My name is Melissa A. Freeman. I am 36 yrs. Old. I have a Venous Vascular Malformation on the right side of my face. This…

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Featured Story My name is Marlene Klingeman and in August of 1999 at age 37 I suddenly suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that nearly ended my…

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submitted by Alyssa Leto (Aug 2015) Alyssa –Running Her Own Future Winner of VBF’s 2015 Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship The term cerebral cavernous hemangioma is…

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Received a Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship in Aug. 2015 Life with a birthmark hasn't been easy. I've known that I've had an AVM since I…

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