VITILIGO Friends "VITFriends"

A Vitiligo Support Community of FRIENDS

 

VITFriends - Hartford, CT

Meeting of Saturday, November 15, 2014

was a Success!

 

 

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Next Meeting Date:

 

Vitiligo Support Group Meeting

Saturday, November 15th 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hartford Public Library, 3rd Floor

Downtown Hartford

500 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103

 

To confirm attendance, please contact Millicent Meadows at (860) 841-1049

 

NOTE: Vitiligo (vit-i-li-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches may also appear on both the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white.

 

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Connecticut Leader: Millicent Meadows

Contact Number:  844-374-3639 - Ext 3

 

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VITFriends-Hartford, CT was launched

on

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:45am with 22 people in attendance.

 

"Working - Together;  Praying - Together;  

Staying - Together."

 

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VITFriends - Hartford, CT - UPDATES

 Saturday, April 13th 2013

 

GMBC will host a “Vitiligo” Support Group Meeting

      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Janelle Ricketts, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, UCONN Health Center

Director of Skin of Color


 Continental lunch will be served

 

This support group is the only one in the state of Connecticut.

For more information regarding this meeting

please contact Millicent Meadows (860) 841-1049.

Get More Understanding

Vitiligo (vit-i-li-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches may also appear on both the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white.

 

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church

 570 Tower Avenue Bloomfield, CT

Elder Ronald D. Holmes, Pastor | Teacher

 

Come with your questions and concerns.

ALL are WELCOMED!

 

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We are very proud of Miss Millicent Meadows and the Connecticut team and we say CONGRATULATIONS to you.

 

Here are some Quotes from the 2012 gathering:

 We are beautiful butterflies

Time for our transformation

Some people are rejected even by their own families

Picked out to be Picked on

* Millie has walked with dignity, with her head high through this...I know that I can too

 I will reach out to others

 I will share about VITFriends and about vitiligo

 It is about education and awareness

 We will NOT remain in the valley

Our skin is Perfect....We are PERFECT

 Millie referred to as "The White Lady"

 The full support of a church community

 Thank you to Pastor Holmes and First Lady LaTanya Holmes and the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church family.

 

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