The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Chelsey Peat, Canada, Alberta

I was born with a large Port Wine Stain birthmark on my face. I also have a rare neurological condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome.

Growing up with these conditions brought many challenges, such as extreme surgeries,  and learning to accept and love myself as I am. Yet, I haven’t  let these struggles stop me and I have accomplished many goals including getting married and becoming a mother. One of my greatest achievements has been becoming a Global Ambassador for the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. I actively advocate for individuals born with physical disabilities and facial differences.