The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Ryan Barnes, United States (US)

Hiya! I’ve lived with a Port Wine Stain birthmark my entire life. It covers nearly my entire right cheek. I had some procedures when I was younger to lighten it up but not removed

Growing up, I’ve had my fair share of bullies for sure but also some bad authority figures. Luckily, I had very supportive parents and close friends that helped me along the way. Though I never met anyone like myself until much later in life which made me feel a little alone, for sure.
Now, through the awesome power of the internet, I’m connecting with this community of awesome people while also making digital art, videos, and more.