As part of our 2019 VBF Life With a Vascular Birthmark Series, we are proud to feature VBF Global Ambassador Ava Pyles, graduate of Penn State’s Project SEARCH, a work emersion program for students with disabilities. Ava was born with PHACE syndrome and has undergone over two dozen operations. At only 19 years old, Ava is also an accomplished runner and student, and was the recipient of the Adam W. Sellers Award for her work with Vascular Birthmark Awareness in her school community. She is set to graduate from Project Search in May.
– Ava, VBF Global Ambassador