Fatima Quddusi, United States (US), Minnesota
I was born with a PWS on my right cheek. Early on, I had to struggle with the scarce availability of dermatologists managing birthmarks in children. Therefore, it ignited an ever burning passion to pursue medicine and specialize in pediatric dermatology to ensure all children with birthmarks have access to latest information about treatment and management of various vascular malformations and birthmarks.
I was supported by members of VBF social community when I was going through my laser treatment and that is when I decided I will give back to it one day. I am on the first step right now, as I am doing my residency in pediatric and adolescent medicine at Mayo Clinic. Alongside, I want to contribute in promoting the work of VBF so everyone who has a birthmark feels supported and loved.