The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Lauren Boyle, United States (US), Texas

My daughter seemed to be getting chubby under her arms just as she was turning 1 year old. When she was 13.5 months, and she woke up one day from her nap and had a large lump under her right arm. We went to the ER and a nurse said an ultrasound showed it was most likely a lymphatic malformation. An MRI a week later showed a multi macro and micro cystic case. She had sclerotherapy a week after her MRI, and it became worse. I began to more extensively immerse myself in everything I possibly could in order to gain as much knowledge to inform our next steps for Sophia. And the story continues…