Let’s Build Awareness Together!
I was born with a huge birthmark covering the right half of my face. Due to lack of knowledge about this disease, my family’s research for treatment lead nowhere and my face was left untreated for so many years. Unfortunately, in my late teen years, the lesion on my face started to grow so rapidly, became severely disfigured and shadowed my life’s every aspect.
My life took a miraculous turn when I was 28 years. I can’t ever be thankful enough of Dr. Milton Waner and his team from the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York for saving my face and my life.
May is the International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks. As someone who suffered a lot from this disease, I see myself obligated to spread the word about this disease and its available treatment options. Let’s spread the word together and support this amazing foundation so they can help more people in need.
Thank you so much for your contributions, which will go towards the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation’s mission.
Ellahe’s inspirational story was recently published in numerous news outlets. We are so proud of her willingness to share her journey and raise awareness. Read her story here:
- NEW HOPE Student’s face engulfed by deadly birthmark has 20 operations to rebuild her face after strangers called her contagious (Published in THE SUN, UK)
- Nursing student born with massive birthmark caused by rare disorder undergoes life-changing surgery (Published by Fox News)
- Student, 37, whose port wine stain caused her to be confused for an ACID-ATTACK victim hopes to settle down after ‘life-changing’ surgery (Published in the Daily Mail)