The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Katie Capes, United Kingdom (UK)

I was born with a port wine stain birthmark on the left of my neck. I grew up with the ‘jokes’ about it being a hickey and had some interesting nicknames! Comments are still passed today but I am 37, and confident to correct people. I’ve had laser treatment years ago but it wasn’t successful.