The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Samantha Aube, United States (US), Connecticut

I grew up with a prominent infantile strawberry hemangioma birthmark on the left side of my face. Beginning at nine years old, I underwent 17 surgeries on my face (5 plastic, and 12 laser) at Children’s Hospital, in Boston.

I am eager to share my experiences as a former patient, to include my everyday living with a hemangioma. Ultimately, I want to make an impact on children and adults who live with a vascular anomaly like mine.