Our family became involved with VBF after our oldest child was born with a Port Wine Stain. Olivia was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark located on her face and we had no knowledge about anything birthmark related. We found VBF, were connected with physicians and started laser treatments. Olivia has had approximately 30 laser treatment. As a result of the PWS she also has glaucoma and has had two surgeries to lower the pressure of the optic nerve in the left eye. We started Olivia’s Walk for Birthmarks to raise awareness and support in our community and also to give back to VBF.
Olivia’s new baby sister was born just last month and it turns out that they have more in common than we thought. Jessica was born with a small hemangioma on her leg. 10 years later I find myself in the same situation, having a newborn with a birthmark and turning to VBF for information and guidance. I hope you will join me in raising awareness and funds to help VBF continue to be an amazing source of support for those affected by vascular birthmarks!