The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Nicole Conner, United States (US), Minnesota

I was born with a large port wine stain birthmark over my right eye. I love my birthmark and how unique it makes me. In fact, I really never noticed my birthmark until people would ask me about it in elementary school. Recently— as an adult, my birthmark has started thickening and weighing down my eyelid. I met an amazing dermatologist and we have begun a series of laser treatments on my birthmark for the health of my eye. I completed treatment number 4 in August and will have another series this winter. Please reach out, I am happy to answer any questions you may have!