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

Maille’s Mission

Give2myVBF Page: Maille’s Mission

VBF Global Ambassador Maille has Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS). Today, she is a National Dance Champion and daring Aerialist, and has been participating in Pageants for the past five years. Her platform is to provide awareness about KTS and other vascular conditions, and to promote acceptance of others with vascular birthmarks.

Thanks to her parents and the incredible team of physicians at the Vascular Anomalies Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Maille was properly diagnosed and has received excellent treatment and care. But, there are many children out there who were not as fortune as Maille and need your help.

Read Maille’s story of inspiration and hope, and consider contributing to her fundraiser. Your contributions will go towards helping VBF realize its mission of providing research, education and awareness resources for our international community. Together, we won’t stop until the 1 in 10 born with a vascular birthmarks worldwide have an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, which we know can save lives.

As a VBF Global Ambassadors, Maille and her mom Megan are also available to connect with you or your child to share their journey and offer non-medical support. We know that others, especially children and young adults, can benefit greatly from their experience, strength, confidence, and commitment to living life to the absolute fullest and achieving every one of their dreams.

Give2myVBF Page: Maille’s Mission


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