The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Ishani Trzaska, United States (US), Illinois

Hi! I’m Ishani and two weeks after I was born, a hemangioma developed on my forehead! It’s quite large, and was very red and purple as a child. My parents did so much to help me when I was an infant so that they could make sure that the hemangioma didn’t affect my left eye. Because of the laser procedures and medication I received as an infant, it gradually improved in size and color. In 2012, I had a major surgery. Then, in 2016, I had three more major surgeries to help the appearance.

I have been through so much, and now I want to be a source for helping others like me! It is so important to be there for one another, and I’m very blessed to be a part of this community!