The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

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 the bullying she would endure once school eventually started.  Adults could not sensor the ridiculous comments so I doubt children could.

I saw two doctors who told me it would go away and is not a medical issue that needs to be addressed.  I was starting to feel hopeless and outnumbered by their opinions.

Someone had suggested I reach out to Dr. Linda and I did.  She finally understood all the fears I had and pointed me in the right direction to a doctor in NYC.  After numerous doctors turning us away I finally felt I didn’t have to be defensive anymore.

Immediately after our first appointment, we did the first laser treatment.  We continued to do four more sessions which lightened it significantly.  We started the laser at 8 months and finished by the time she was 1 year old.

Lola is thee years old now, and you can no longer see it. We are so thankful to VBF and Dr. Linda for helping Lola.

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