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?
Expert Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions about Vitiligo
Join us for a Live Facebook event with Erika Page from Living Dappled. We'll bust common myths about vitiligo and answer your most frequently asked questions. Date: J...25 January 2018 12:00, Facebook Live
First NY Vitiligo Community Group meeting of 2018
will be on Thursday, February 8th, from 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue Since this ...08 February 2018 07:00, NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 24...
How can I cure vitiligo?
There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of effective treatment options that can be discussed with your GP or dermatologist. The aim of treatment is to st...
Will it spread?
Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person. In a good number of patients the disease goes on for 3-4 years and then it settles down, with one or tw...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...