The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Justin Notarfrancesco, United States (US), Pennsylvania

Hey! I’m a 35 year old Police Sergeant, husband, and father to two wonderful children. I’ve had a port wine stain on the left side of my face/neck/lip my whole life. Growing up, I went through the all of the normal awkwardness of being a kid, with the added pressures of looking different. Although I didn’t realize it then, the adversities I faced made me a stronger person. Today, I get to enjoy my life and family as a guy who can face just about anything. However, my confidence didn’t come easy, and I wish I had someone in a similar circumstance to lean on as a kid. For this reason, I’m happy to be an ambassador, to share experiences and help young kids with birthmarks in any way I can!