The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Donne Wagenaar,

I’m a 38 year old daughter, wife and mother to 2 young men. I run my own successful business with my husband. I’ve been fortunate to be blessed by my Grandad (God bless his soul) who allowed me to have approximately 12 operations from the age of 8 until 23. My family finally said, “You are who you are, with or without your birthmark. DONT CHANGE.” Over the past 10 years I’ve learned to love and respect and embrace the person I am. I no longer feel the need to hide or cover my birthmark, as it makes me, ME!!!! Blessings and strength to all that are going through a tough time. Just know those tough times won’t last and neither will your insecurities. ❤❤❤