The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Morgan Putbrese, United States (US), Texas

My name is Morgan Putbrese, I am 22 years old and I have klippel-trenaunay syndrome which affects my left leg from buttock to knee with a vascular malformation. I also have lymphatic involving muscles, bone, and nerve. Although I face daily complications with this I still serve my community as a first responder, and I compete as an adaptive athlete in CrossFit. When my condition progressed, I came across VBF and got in touch with doctors and fellow people with my condition. Seeing the Global Ambassador stories inspired me to develop the approach I have with my condition and that is why I believe strongly I was born with this condition, so I can bring awareness and show the world “If I can, you can too.”