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?
High-level Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of People With Disabilities
The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-lev...27 November 2017 09:00, Beijing, China
XXIV Master Class in Ha Noi, Vietnam
will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV. Details01 December 2017 09:00, Melia Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo?
Extracts of the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos appear to possess beneficial properties for the vitiligious skin. Polypodium leucotomos (also classified as Polypo...