Heather has been volunteering with the National Vitiligo Foundation for several years now. As a volunteer she has spent many hours creating thousands of mailings to keep NVF members informed of Foundation activities and progress, and to help with fund-raising for the Foundation
Heather works as a special education teacher in the greater Cincinnati area. She is very passionate about finding a cure for Vitiligo and other skin diseases. She has seen firsthand how skin diseases hurt the self-esteem and psychological well-being of children, close friends, and even her own husband. Stories of children being discarded or abused by parents, or the children committing suicide because of their physical appearance, are part of what motivates her to take action and be involved. Heather believes that until we find a cure, providing support and educating the public to drive awareness will help save many lives and help bring acceptance for millions around the world.
I have known Heather and her husband for many years and if asked I would have seconded Heather’s nomination, This is great news.