The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Nicole Hajjar, United States (US), Massachusetts

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole I’m 24 years old and I was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark on the right side of my face. Ever since I was a couple of days old I have been getting laser treatments on a consistent basis and continue to do so. Laser treatments have become a normal part of my life and I couldn’t imagine it any other way. It is my experience with being a life long patient that has drawn me towards the medical field and wanting to help others as a Registered Nurse. I strive not to let what people say about my birthmark effect how I feel about myself and to instead use it as an opportunity to educate and increase awareness. I want to promote supporting one another and embracing all the unique things that make us all different but even more beautiful!