Are you interested in having a VITFriends group in your City?
Become a VITFriends AFFILIATE and start a group in your area and we will STAND and work with you.
The role of a VITFriends State Representative/LEADER is as follows:
* Spread the word in your community about VITFriends.
* Start a GROUP in your area.
* VITFriends will refer people to your state group.
* Be assigned your own designated 800 extension.
* Be assigned an email address.
* Share VITFriends information with individuals, families, Dermatology and Medical offices.
* We will provide you with Business cards and Brochures.
* Official Board Member status.
* Annual Board DUES of $200.00 to support the organization.
* Attend our annual conference/RALLY with your delegates/friends
* Your conference registration waived with FIVE or more delegates/FRIENDS attending the conference with you.
* Host meetings/WALK/conference in your state/community.
*Leaders available 24/7 and free to skype/fb your group meeting.
* Our administrative team will make plans to visit your meetings.
* Distribute Flyer, Brochures, and Postcard to individuals about Vitfriends.
* Share on our website, things that are happening in your state/community.
* FOLLOW-us on: blogtalkradio.com and even HOST a show
* Financially pledge to SUPPORT this cause ANNUALLY.
* Prayerfully pledge to Support this cause.
Our Current VITFriend State Contacts:
Pat & Richard Rossy - Bronx, NY
Millicent Meadows - Hartford, CT
Barbara Hamilton - Boston, MA
Rev. Perry Riley - Houston, TX
Shazaad Games - Queens, NY
Pat Hunnee Mills - Brooklyn, NY
Cawanda Evans - Charlotte, NC
Katrina Christian - Raleigh, NC
Denise Blanks - Indianapolis, IN
Adrienne Jenkins - Wilmington, DE
Alicia Roufs - New Prague, MN
Rev Dr. Wallace Henry, Washington, DC
If you interested in connecting with a representative in your state please
This is the year of New Beginnings.
Let us work toward the mark of the high calling of Christ Jesus and press forward. We have for two long oppressed ourselves. God came so that we could have life and to have it more abundantly. Why have we not taken hold of that promise?
I say this is the year to finally hear what God is saying to you. Look not at the pass but look to your future. God wants us to be happy. If you believe that God loves you, then why won't you love yourself?
Let’s all take the time out to love ourselves more than last year. Because God still loves us no matter what.
May this year be a Blessing to each and every one of my VITFriends (vitiligo friends)
Shades of Me & You
Hello my name is Patricia,
I have VITILIGO! You ask me why do I look different? Did you ask why you look different? As people we are clearly not considerate of one another. We see someone that appears different. Do we think, no right away we come to our own understanding of what has happen. Oh that poor lady or man. The natural instinct is to stare, but do you stare until you have figured out what has happen to that person, or do we just take a glance and move on. YES, I for one stare and say Lord whatever has happen it is in your hands.
I ride the subway daily and I can tell you that the stares are not from those who say Lord be with that person.
As a person who is different, we must stand tall, be proud of who you are. Yes you say that is easier said then done. Oh yes it is hard. But, who can do it but you. You have been ordained to be apart of the chosen people.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;}
If we stand in one place for a long period of time and just look at all the different faces we see, can we really know what pain and suffering is going on in the minds and hearts of those we see ever day. But we show ours on the outside. But do we have to show pain or suffering?
I say all this because we are the ones that have to make a difference in what we except for ourselves. No one person can change our feelings, but if we stand strong together we can help each other get from one day to the next.
So if you promise yourself to take a good look in the mirror and LIKE what you see. You have just taken your first step to changing your own life. God is our creator, He can help you to make the picture more beautiful each day. We all have days when the mirror, your husband, your wife, and the list can goes on. The key is that only we can make it better for ourselves. Loving yourself is the only key to making our lives a success story.
VALARIE: Pat, WELCOME and thank you for being a part of this work. So, how long have you had VIT?
PAT: I have had Vitiligo for about 10 years now. It started on my elbows and just in the past couple of years it has bloomed. I say it has covered nearly 75% of my lovely body, if I may say so.
VALARIE: How has it been dealing it VIT over the years?
PAT: Dealing with Vitilgo can and I'm sure for must, be an ongoing feat. But if you know that there is a God that can help you weather the storms of life, you just go on. I tell most people just keep on keeping on.
VALARIE: On your down days with VIT, What holds you together?
PAT: Everyday is a new journey, but with out Jesus in my life I know that I could never have survived it . Most people have problems, not just Vitiligo, because this is just a part of life that I have to bear. But with out the Love of Jesus, I know that the days when i'm feeling down low. I can look up to the heavens where my help cometh from. Then things are just not that bad. I want to thank my lovely family that see's me for who I am and not for what I look like.
I want everyone to remind themselves that there is always someone worst off then YOU. Keep pressing on. Phil. 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Patricia Rossy - Remember God's Got It.
It's a New Day
Today is a new day. Yes! So today stand tall and be proud of whom God has called us to be. I spoke on being a peculiar people. You may have asked why. Well let’s look up the word. Peculiar: Encarta® World English Dictionary - unique: belonging exclusively to or identified distinctly with somebody or something
Easton's Bible Dictionary - As used in the phrase "peculiar people" in 1 Peter 2:9, is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God’s own possession")
Well we are, so what are we to do? While other people fight for what they believe to be special causes. Why then should we not do the same? Vitiligo is what we have! We are not contagious neither do we have Leprosy. It is our job as "Vits" to enlighten others of what we have.
To stand tall and proud, we need to know about ourselves. When people are diagnosed with any type of sickness or disease they become equipped with all that is needed to sustain their way of life. Well we have many resources at our disposal. We are not in the dark ages anymore. As peculiar people with Vitiligo, we are not alone. So I say let us stand together one for another and keep each other informed.
My experience is when you let people know about your Vitiligo it one way or another empowers you. Now you have educated one person who in turn now can pass that information on to others. You have taken a position and can now stand tall and proud.
Valarie's Visit To New York, August 31, 2008
This weekend I had the pleasure of being in the company of our dear Valarie. She came to
Valarie read her poem, THAT to the congregation at my church Bethel Gospel Assembly in
Before I go any further, if you have not read any of Valarie’s poems you are missing out on life changing words from a powerful woman of God.
So since I said that you need to get her book or CD the Heart Speaks.
Well I was saying she read, THAT, I have read it, heard it,
But Sunday I really was able to feel it, and see that people could feel it as well as understand.
See we all have a THAT. It is not only the ones with Vitiligo. But it is all of us.
This THAT we hold on to, that keeps us from moving forward. These THAT’s that keep you back and these THAT’s that keep your head way down. Right now, let THAT that holds you back go, set it free. Only God and you can start the engine, learn you have earned the right to put your foot to the petal and begin to take flight.
At this moment I see eagles flying higher then ever.
Remember that Gods Got It.