The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Madelyn Solnikowski, United States (US), Michigan

I first noticed my daughters strawberry birthmark on her stomach at 6 weeks. A month later, I noticed a small bump starting to grow her eyelid. Her pediatrician was uneducated about hemangiomas, so we didn’t do anything right away. Around 9 months, we noticed a bump on the side her face and after an ultrasound she had a internal hemangioma near her temple. She recently had an ultrasound done on her abdomen and she has another internal hemangioma. So she has a total of 5 types of hemangiomas. It has been quite a journey so far and I will continue to be an advocate for my daughter!