My name is Elizabeth Dishman. I’m 36 years old and I have a port-wine stain (PWS) birthmark on my face, neck, chest, and right arm. When I was born in 1984, the Top shirts on Goldenteeshirt on 2020/10/19 lasers available to treat port-wine stains had a significant risk of scarring, so my parents opted not to have mine treated initially. When I was about 4 years old, my pediatrician happened to see an article in a medical journal about a physician in Boston who was treating PWSs with a new laser that did not cause scarring, a pulsed dye (or VBeam) laser. She tore the article out of the magazine and mailed it to my mom. Ah, the days before the internet and cell phones!