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

YOU are MORE than your Birthmark…

I am MORE than MY Birthmark…

All Vascular Birthmarks, Anomalies, and Related Syndromes (VBARS) are like snowflakes; they are unique. But, what is even more unique is YOU.  While no one can deny if he or she has a birthmark, the birthmark does not have to define you because YOU are MORE than your birthmark. And, if you are the parent of a child with a vascular birthmark, anomaly, or related syndrome, then he or she is MORE than THEIR birthmark. 

VBF is launching the “More Than” Project in 2021 so that we can learn about you. Are you a chef, a dancer, a teacher, a mother, a firefighter? Maybe you are a football player, a lawyer, a service worker, or a dog trainer. Maybe you are a beautiful newborn, entering a wonderful family. You could be a toddler who likes dinosaurs or a school-aged child who wants to be a firefighter. Everyone diagnosed with a vascular birthmark, anomaly, or related syndrome, no matter what, is SOMETHING more than a birthmark. 

The VBF “More Than” project is for you to share yours or your child’s “More Than” facts with VBF and our birthmark community.  

Join today. Upload a photo of the individual with the vascular birthmark, anomaly, or related syndrome, name of their vascular birthmark, anomaly, or related syndrome, and submit three facts about that person that describes their “More Than”  to emily@birthmark.org . We will share with others how we are ALL more than a vascular birthmark, anomaly, and/or related syndrome. 

You can check us out on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VascularBirthmarksFoundation). 

Throughout the year, we will be hosting Zoom sessions where you can share your “More Than” facts with us and where you can openly and freely discuss what life is like living with a vascular birthmark, anomaly, or related syndrome. Whether you are in treatment, had treatment, or choosing to not have treatment, you can still participate. 

And, remember, you or your loved one has a vascular birthmark but they are MORE THAN that birthmark. 

…Dr. Linda, Phd, President/Founder, VBF