Hey everyone! My name is Bill Boulton and I am raising money for vascular awareness. I was born with a venous malformation in December of 1987, and at that time no real research had been done for this issue. Pediatricians said to wait and see what happens.
After waiting for about 6 years, the malformation grew larger and made its way to the tongue, inside cheek, outside cheek, and down my throat. This made it complicated for many doctors to perform surgery because without proper care of the airways, it would grow until I wouldn’t be able to breathe.
Over the past 20 years or so I have had many, many surgeries that I lost count on my hands and feet with the best doctors in the world. They are all part of this vascular birthmarks movement. Now they are trying to find a way to begin treatments at birth so the birthmark doesn’t grow any more than it should. Infants are born with these and early detection will help the future of children. Children should not have to go through what I had to in the early years of my life. Many advancements have been made, especially with mapping out the facial nerve and how to properly determine what the best method is for the child. This wasn’t there for me, so I want to raise as much money as possible to help these doctors and families fight these malformations. Thank you for your time and support all of these years.