The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Patricia Contreras, United States (US), Florida

Hey there, my name is Patricia Contreras and I am a Latina actress from Miami, FL. I grew up feeling very different because of my very unique features. Not only was I the only one with big curly hair at school, very tall (taller than all the boys) but I was also born with a port wine stain that quickly set me apart from others with just one glance. Yes it was sometimes a difficult journey but I thank God for giving me this birthmark.

I am grateful for my reminder that we are all unique and we were all given different talents and gifts to serve others with. I have grown to love my birthmark and my uniqueness so much that I use it in my career to inspire others. I know my life purpose is to be of service and use my platform for good! ❤️