The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Elizabeth Klinge, United States (US), Iowa

My name is Elizabeth, and my daughter, Hanalay, was born with a port wine stain in 2016. I’d never heard of vascular birthmarks prior to her diagnosis, but we’ve learned a lot since then! We’re eager to share our experiences to help ease the road ahead for others facing similar situations. So far, Hanalay has undergone 13 laser treatments on her birthmark under anesthesia. Otherwise, she is a happy, healthy two-year-old who loves meeting new people, playing dress up, and eating ice cream! We try to keep track of our birthmark-related adventures in a blog as well. Feel free to check it out at: