The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Meg Hasch, United States (US), Indiana

Hi, my name is Meg Hasch. I am a sophomore in high school from Indianapolis, Indiana; I was born with a vascular malformation all down the outside of my right leg to my waist to the tip of my toes. Throughout my life I have experienced everything from people wishing they were me to people making fun of my difference. It is not easy growing up with a purple leg, mainly because its pretty noticeable and it makes me different. Not many people like different. My goal is to work to bring awareness to vascular malformations and birthmarks alike as well as work with kids who may be going through what I went through, ones who will grow up feeling the same. It wasn’t my choice to be born this way, but I wouldn’t change a thing.