The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Jaysa Mannix, United States (US), Pennsylvania

I deal with multiple venous malformations in both my legs and even in my hand. The one in my knee causes constant tendonitis so I understand when kids have chronic, hidden pain that flares up. I also have the genetic PTEN Hamartoma Syndrome which likely caused my VMs.

Every year I support VBF’s mission by donating my birthday money and the #PutOnYourBirthmark campaign to help raise awareness. I hope one day to become VBF’s teen advocate.