The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

José Luis Bacigalupe Muñoz, Chile

My name is José Luis Bacigalupe, I am Chilean, born in a small town in Chile called Villa Alemana. Since I was little, my family couldn’t treat my hemangioma because I did not have access to a health system or current technology. For the same reason, they taught me to accept myself as I am.

I’ve been able to lead a relatively normal life, as I’ve worked since I was little and went to study at the University until I graduated. Currently I live in the Capital of Chile and I work as a Builder.

My advice to everyone is that all things desired can be obtained with effort, and to be happy, accept ourselves as we are despite the difficulties and challenges that life gives you.