The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Louanne Trudeau, Canada, Manitoba

Hello, my name is Louanne. My life changed for the better 4 years ago when I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who happened to have a birthmark on her cheek and chin. It’s been quite the learning experience throughout but I’ve since learned how to be a good advocate for my child. It’s also given me the power to help others who may be experiencing similar challenges associated with birthmarks; choosing the proper laser treatment, finding ressources, finding knowledgeable doctors, anesthesia concerns, self esteem concerns, addressing curious sometimes insentive people and the list goes on. With the help of the foundation I’ve become very comfortable with the decisions we’ve made for our daughter. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge in English or en francais!