The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Erica Killen, United States (US), South Carolina

Lauri was born on September 24, 2018! We ended up in the hospital when Lauri was just 6 weeks old & was there for 5 1/2 months. My little girl was born with a very narrow airway which resulted in a trach after 3 different dilations. She has that until further notice but should soon be getting it out! Her Port Wine Stain is a different story as it’s gotten a lot lighter the older she has gotten…although her hemangioma around her mouth is progressing. It doesn’t stop her, she is so full of life! It has been an amazing journey watching her learn & push through whatever she comes her way! She is a true inspiration to myself & everyone she comes in contact with!!