The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

On my 50 th birthday (in 2012), my niece wrote on my timeline “Happy Half Century”; it was an eye opener for me. Looking back,…

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I am 27 years old and was finally diagnosed with a venous malformation of the left elbow and forearm in Jan. of 2005. This was…

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My name is Melissa A. Freeman. I am 36 yrs. Old. I have a Venous Vascular Malformation on the right side of my face. This…

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Featured Story My name is Marlene Klingeman and in August of 1999 at age 37 I suddenly suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that nearly ended my…

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submitted by Alyssa Leto (Aug 2015) Alyssa –Running Her Own Future Winner of VBF’s 2015 Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship The term cerebral cavernous hemangioma is…

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Received a Frank Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship in Aug. 2015 Life with a birthmark hasn't been easy. I've known that I've had an AVM since I…

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Winner of the 2014 Dr. Martin C. Mihm Health Career Scholarship I was born with a port-wine stain birthmark and a lip doctors termed tumorous.…

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My elder son Jade Luccas has a birthmark/port wine stain on his cheek. When he was born, the doctor told me don't worry and it…

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"A Mother's Perspective" My husband John and I had our daughter Meghana Joy in March 2015. She came out after 4 long days of labor…

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By: Sarah Jankowski (River’s Mom) On January 30, 2005 my husband, 16-month old daughter, and I welcomed our new twins into the world. At the…

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