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November 1, 2021

Enchanting Magic Fundraiser to Benefit the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Join Nick Antonelle of MagicalNewsLIVE! for a 10-hour marathon live stream from the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is excited to announce a partnership with YouTube channel MagicalNewsLIVE! for the second annual fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 from 12-10 pm ET. Nick Antonelle, who was born with a lymphatic malformation, created MagicNewsLive! to stream from the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Nick will be asking live for donations to the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation during the 10-hour livestream marathon.

Last year, Nick raised more than $13,000. Viewers can join via Nick’s YouTube channel @MagicalNewsLIVE as he broadcasts live from the Walt Disney World Resort during the resort’s 50th Anniversary year. All proceeds from the Enchanting Magic Fundraiser go to the VBF to ensure families receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for all Vascular Birthmarks, Anomalies, and Related Syndromes (VBARS). 

Nick was born with a Lymphatic Malformation and was networked into treatment through VBF more than 11 years ago,” said Linda Rozell-Shannon, Ph.D., president and founder, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. “Nick continues to show the importance of how a single teenager can make a huge difference and we are so grateful to him for partnering with VBF to make a difference in the lives of children all over the world with VBARS to help raise awareness world-wide.”

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About the Vascular Birthmark Foundation
Dr. Linda Rozell Shannon is the President and founder of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. She has her Phd in Education, her Master of Science in Health Education, and has been a freelance writer and analyst for over 25 years. In 1994, after her daughter, Christine Mary Shannon, was diagnosed with a hemangioma, Dr. Linda began researching and writing information on vascular birthmarks, creating what is now known as the Vascular Birthmark Foundation (VBF). Since its inception in 1994, VBF has successfully networked thousands of children and adults into treatment, sponsored significant research, educated physicians and affected family members about the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks, and established chapters all over the world.

About Nick
Welcome to MagicalNewsLIVE! My name is Nick and I Live Stream around the Walt Disney World Resort! On my live streams, I showcase Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park as well as Disney Springs and the Resort Hotels around Walt Disney World! Our live streams are always family friendly, this allows everyone to watch without worry! I chose to give back to VBF because they have helped me and my family a great deal. I was born with a Lymphatic Malformation and a good chunk of the start to my life was visits to doctors and surgeons. This is one of the prime reasons we’ve chosen VBF but also because we love what they stand for!

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