Family Fight For Family
Sharing a great story of a great family
Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her life: Vitiligo.
As a toddler, Gabby was diagnosed with Vitiligo, a skin condition by which the cells that produce melanin (skin pigmentation) die. Quickly, white blotches started growing all over her body: her eyes, her legs, her stomach, her arms, everywhere. Vitiligo is incurable; selfies, family portraits, and driver's licenses are all constant reminders of the disease that marks a person's appearance and first impression for their entire lives.
Gabby, by the grace of God, was one of the few who successfully completed treatment. Different creams, lasers, and lifestyle changes that prove ineffective for most, worked for Gabs. Most importantly, her family was there. Brandon is her older brother, Bradley is her younger brother, and Aly is her best friend. Together, they helped build a network of love that reminded Gabby she was more than the blotches on her skin.
Now, we (Gabby, Brandon, Bradley, and Aly) fight to end Vitiligo because family fights for family.
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What is coming?
NY Vitiligo Community Meeting in September
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Av...21 September 2017 19:00, 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Car...
Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the US Capitol
Save-the-Date for the much anticipated Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the United States Capitol this fall. As many of you know, the Advocacy Committee of the Global Vitilig...04 October 2017 10:00, Washington, DC
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