VITILIGO Friends "VITFriends"

A Vitiligo Support Community of FRIENDS

WELCOME to:

 

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Indianapolis Vitiligo Support 

A VITFriends Affiliate

 

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FWMVC had the opportunity to participate for a second year

in the  2017 Indiana Black EXPO

 

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Our NEXT Meeting INFO: 

 

 

 

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 Our YOUTH in ACTION 

Meet Janay WATSON - Youth Leader with FWMIVC

Here's an amazing INTERVIEW:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo7ayBeQ6bU&feature=youtu.be

 

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Meet

Our Leader Denise Crooms Blanks

 

also serves as VITFriends NIAMS/NIH representative 

 http://www.niams.nih.gov/About_Us/Mission_and_Purpose/outside_org.asp#other

 Message from our Leader:

Hello, I'm Denise Blanks, AS, LPN, 60 yrs young, wife (39 yrs), mother of 3 grown children & grandmother to 4. I was diagnosed with Vitiligo 7+ yrs. ago. I remember on my last visit to my dermatologist, I asked, " is there a support group that I could get involved with?" The answer was that they weren't aware of anything local support groups but referred me to websites. THERE'S a NEED for a physical meeting, a you're not- alone meeting, a share-your-frustrations meeting, a "now, get-back-out-there and live" your life meeting/support group!

After much prayer, thought & encouragement from family & friends, I had our first meeting on December 13! I invite you to share this information with your family & friends with vitiligo here in Indiana and your patients! I want to especially reach out to the youth & their parents, children can be cruel & tease children with vitiligo because they look different. They are not alone and there is strength in numbers.

My MAIN goal is to encourage, empower and educate as well as support those dealing with vitiligo. And dare to reach out to the public to educate them and answer questions as well.

I am so excited to have become an Affiliate to the nationally know Vitfriends organization!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FWMIVSG/

 To reach Denise and FWMIV email: indiana@vitfriends.org

 

Denise had the opportunity to represent VITFriends and her FWMIVS Group earlier March 2017 at the American Academy of Dermatology and the Global Vitiligo Foundation Conference in Orlando, FL, here's a look at her reflection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDbscbg15zE 

 

 

Our MEETINGS are:

 

 EVERY Third Sunday (except holidays)

https://youtu.be/O9n2rvkeCAs

at

Glendale Library 

6101 N. Keystone Ave.,

Indianapolis, IN. 46220

at

3:00pm SHARP

Contact: 317-820-0402 call or text fwmivsg@yahoo.com 

 

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 Our booth at the 2016 Indiana Black EXPO

was a major SUCCESS! 

 https://m.facebook.com/groups/1643424925921083?view=permalink&id=1721953208068254

 

Who are we:    VITFriends Indiana

 

Here are TWO VIDEOS about our group:

 

 https://www.facebook.com/denise.c.blanks/videos/10207891250131538/

 

 

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              Finding purpose for Vitiligo: