Who We Serve

One in five children is impacted by a skin condition or birthmark, and that impact is more than skin deep. Research has demonstrated that there are social, emotional, and developmental challenges that take place when a child is learning to cope and grow with visibly different skin. We want to be a safe place for families to go when facing these challenges so that they can get more than medicine.

In our community, we have children, teenagers, and adults impacted by skin conditions and birthmarks including, but not limited to:

  • Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Birthmarks
  • Linear Scleroderma
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia
  • Psoriasis
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Ichthyosis

We are here to provide social, emotional, and spiritual support to any family who has a child or teenager impacted by a skin condition or birthmark.

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Meet a few of our friends

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.
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Meet Julia

“Jules has a sweet disposition, is a great friend, and an excellent student. She will stick up for what she believes in and does not feel as if she needs to follow the crowd,” said Julia’s mom, CANDLE syndrome stands for Chronic Atypical Neutrophilic Dermatosis with Lipodystrophy and Elevated temperatures, and there are only 60 known cases. This condition causes Julia to develop “bumps” all over body, but they mostly affect her face and bottoms of her feet.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.

Make a donation

Please consider a one-time or monthly donation to help support future projects that will help even more children and teens love the skin they are in.