Happy 5th Anniversary
Five years ago, this month, I received an email from someone with vitiligo who was so tired of living with the emotional effects of vitiligo- feeling isolated, embarrassed, helpless- that she was contemplating suicide. I’m not trained or certified to help people with emotional issues, so all I could offer her was a few words to let her know that she wasn’t alone.
Whenever we face a crisis, of some sort, it is very easy to feel alone in the world. I began to wonder how many of the other 3% of the world’s population might be experiencing these same feelings. It was then that I decided to create this site.
My goal was to create a safe harbor in the world where anyone living with vitiligo – themselves, a family member, or friend- could go to exchange ideas for treatments, share stories, and most of all, to just be there for each other emotionally.
In the last 5 years we have gone from 120 to over 10,000 new visitors per month. More importantly, the exchanges between people in the comment sections have been a great source of information, inspiration, and support, to people all over the world.
Thank you for being a part of our beautiful community!