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What Our Community is Saying: VBF Provides Free Services and Support for Those Affected by a Vascular Birthmark, Anomaly, and/or Related Syndrome (VBARS) Anthony DiMattia,…

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What Our Community is Saying: VBF Provides Life-Changing Resources for Patients and Families Affected by a Vascular Birthmark, Anomaly, and/or Related Syndrome (VBARS) Lorraine Patton,…

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Submitted by parent, Serbia What is your (or your child’s) birthmark type, and name/age of birthmarked individual? Birthmark type is Vascular Malformation (VM), located on…

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Submitted by Dragana, Serbia (parent) We have one year old twins, a boy and a girl. Our baby girl Djina was born with port wine…

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Submitted by Dražen, Croatia (parent) My child Antonio has a port-wine stain on the left side of the face, stain is a part of Sturge-Weber…

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I crouched down and tried to make myself as small as I could. In my ten-year-old mind, I had the ridiculous notion that if I…

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Gina Rothe is the Project Associate for the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. Click here to read her professional bio. Life with a vascular birthmark has never…

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In 2018, we were living in the Philippines. Jax couldn’t wait to see the world, so he came out six weeks earlier than he was…

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I was born with a port wine stain on the left side of my face. Since the age of six,  I have had laser treatments.…

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   I have experienced physical pain daily from a young age, and this had a knock-on effect on my mental health! The reason for writing…

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