The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

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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Hello friends, This is Zara Manzoor from Pakistan. I am 28 years old now. I want to share my story for awareness. I have hemangioma…

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My daughter Cora was born in April 2018 with a birthmark in the middle of her forehead. Initially, her doctors thought it would fade before…

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My daughter developed a hemangioma a couple days after birth and, by 8 months, it had become large and extremely red.  Naturally, I worried about…

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  "It's a Birthmark, not lipstick." Hello everyone! My name is Sabrina. I was born with port wine stain covering my right cheek until my…

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Jaxon was born on Jan 3, 2014. When he was placed in my arms for the first time they told me he had a lot…

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