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 they have a birthmark, the birthmark does not have to define them. YOU are MORE than your birthmark.

VBF launched 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 proud uncle. Everyone diagnosed with a VBARS, no matter what, is something more than their birthmark. 

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

Submit today! Send a photo of the individual with VBARS, their diagnosis, and 3 facts that describes their “More Than”  to We will share with others how we are ALL #MoreThanABirthmark.

You can check us out on our Facebook page.

Throughout the year, we will be hosting Zoom sessions where you can share your “More Than” facts and where you can openly and freely discuss what life is like 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. 

Remember, you or your loved one has a birthmark, but we are MORE THAN our birthmarks!

-Dr. Linda, Phd
President/Founder, VBF