The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Sarah Outram, Canada

Hello All! Like many of you, I was born with a port-wine stain birthmark on my face and neck – but that does not define me, just as one difference you have from others does not define you. I have worn makeup, had laser surgeries, been mocked and been loved.

When I was born, the doctor told my mother I had Sturge Weber Syndrome, and would not live past the age of three. Well, I am now 26 and plan to use my time in the best ways I can. Wishing you well!