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1994 - 2016
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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The Road to 100K

In December 2016, the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation celebrated its landmark 100,000th patient networked into treatment.  Where did the path to 100K begin and how did it evolve?  Watch this space for stories of VBF’s evolution and profiles of the beautiful patients and physicians who are the heart of its family.




In the beginning: 
Dr. Linda, Christine and Dr. Milton Waner

VBF’s story began in 1994 when Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon gave birth to her miracle daughter Christine. Though doctors had previously told Linda she could never have a child, they were wrong!  While she knew her own life had changed for the good, in that instant she couldn’t fathom how the lives of so many others would one day be impacted by her daughter’s birth.


When Christine was just six weeks old, Linda noticed a blister-like tumor on her baby’s lower lip that was later confirmed by her pediatrician as a hemangioma.  Over the next few months, … [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]