The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Featured Story My name is Marlene Klingeman and in August of 1999 at age 37 I suddenly suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that nearly ended my…

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submitted by Alyssa Leto (Aug 2015) Alyssa –Running Her Own Future Winner of VBF’s 2015 Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship The term cerebral cavernous hemangioma is…

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Received a Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship in Aug. 2015 Life with a birthmark hasn't been easy. I've known that I've had an AVM since I…

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Let me take you back... Back to my childhood when all was lost and time seemed to never move. I was born in New Hampshire,…

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Winner of the 2014 Dr. Martin C. Mihm Health Career Scholarship I was born with a port-wine stain birthmark and a lip doctors termed tumorous.…

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My elder son Jade Luccas has a birthmark/port wine stain on his cheek. When he was born, the doctor told me don't worry and it…

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"A Mother's Perspective" My husband John and I had our daughter Meghana Joy in March 2015. She came out after 4 long days of labor…

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By: Sarah Jankowski (River’s Mom) On January 30, 2005 my husband, 16-month old daughter, and I welcomed our new twins into the world. At the…

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I am 24 years old with a Port Wine Stain and Sturge-Weber Syndrome (PWS/SWS) on my face, upper gum and palate, in my right ear,…

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"No two the same-- All beautiful."1 This lovely little quote can be found in a children's book that teaches how children are different and special,…

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