The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Katie Cloyd, United States (US), Colorado

My venous malformation covers the left side of my neck and is also on my cheek, near my jawline. Over the years, I grew tired of being asked if my parents (as a child) or my husband (as an adult) were hurting me.

So, I embarked to find treatment. The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation website helped me to find a great doctor, Dr. Levitin. Since, I’ve had eight laser treatments to help lessen the color and appearance (and comments and questions!). My birthmark has been a character-building blessing and curse; I so appreciate this community that understands this and can provide support.