The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Ana Lankford, United States (US), Oklahoma

When I was born little to nothing was known about PWS. Treatment was non existent. When I was 16 I began my laser journey with the first laser used to treat PWS, and I still have scars. Treatment and knowledge has come so far, and it is so exciting to see the strides being made in research, outreach, and treatment. Today my PWS is just me, it has shaped me to become a caring and empathetic person and guided me into a helping profession.