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3 ways I respond when people stare at my skin

To be honest, I have spent most of my life ignoring the comments and stares, but I have found that it is better to speak up. Speaking up helps that person learn something new and hopefully the next time he or she sees someone with something different about them, they will react a bit better.

Meet Mia

Mia’s mom, Julie, describes her as a silly, smiling, happy-go-lucky girl. She plays the ukulele and volleyball and she loves to sew, recently making pillowcases. She is a well-rounded, beautiful typical 13- year-old girl, with one unique challenge. Mia has localized scleroderma, also known as morphea, on the left side of her face, affecting her chin and the area next to her eye.

Meet Allie

“I would have given anything to know there were other kids like me. I was the only one and it was lonely.” Allie has epidermolytic ichthyosis and share how ACHFTS has helped her manage it.

Meet Luke

Luke’s family calls him “Sunny Jim.” He’s smart, positive, and cheerful. He loves band at school and plays percussion instruments. He has a twin sister, with perfectly clear skin. Luke has eczema on his face, which stays flared up.

Meet KURTIS

Kurtis is 14 years old. He loves music and video games, but he dreams of becoming a professional basketball player. When he’s not a school, you can find him on the court practicing with his AAU team, Texas Explosion!

Meet Megan

“Megan is an awesome girl, she’s outgoing, smart, and above her years in age,” is how her mom, Paige, describes her. She’s bubbly, artistic, and learning to be a photographer. She also has alopecia areata.

International Albinism Awareness Day is today!

Today is International Albinism Awareness Day! This is a cause that is near and dear to Dr. Bree’s heart! Albinism is a genetic condition that causes children… to be born without pigment in their skin, hair and eyes which leads to skin cancers and visual impairment. There is much misconception and false information about persons …

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Living the Dream!

Dr. Bree has been living the dream! Over the past two weeks, she has been busy connecting with physicians, colleagues, patients, community members and friends while sharing her love of pediatric dermatology and her desire to help children and their families affected by skin conditions and birthmarks. Thankful for Misti with the Mommie Series who …

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Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement

Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement “Embrace Who You Are” is being hosted by D’Lyric Inspired. The event will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 3-6pm at Preston Theater. Dr. Bree is one of the guest speakers, and there will be many talented guest artists performing. It is going to be a great time to connect …

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It is in giving that we receive

r. Bree is thankful for her small but mighty team of 5 who recently traveled to Tanzania. Together, they were able to care for over 250 children with albinism and performed nearly 100 procedures for treatment of precancers and skin cancers for those who would not otherwise have care.

Join our community

Do you or someone in your family have a skin disease or birthmark? Join us at an event, engage with us online, or learn about the many others ways to get involved in ACHFTS.

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