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?
The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala
Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing 'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin. Dr. Ammar Ah...28 April 2018 12:00, Austin, Texas at UT-Austin
11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Mo...12 June 2018 09:00, UN Plaza, New York
What tests should be done?
A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appe...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids - that is, oral medications. However, system...
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials for vitiligo, in combination with narrowband UVB. The new drug acts as an anti-oxidant and activates...