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name is Rochelle Holmes Yarborough
and I’m 53 yrs old. My husbands name is Otha and together we have 4 boys Michael, Otha III, Aaron and Christian! I have had Vitiligo since the age of 25. It started as a tiny dot on my left thumb. Approximately 2years later I started a Support Group. I tried for a year to make it active but it was not very successful. I would still go visit people individually that had Vitiligo but I was never able to get everyone together. I continued to go on and do newspaper articles, local health segments on tv and I even was on the Geraldo Rivera talk show.
Advocating for Vitiligo awareness is not new to me but it wasn’t until March 2017 that I was REALLY motivated to start the group up again and Perry Whaley of Atlanta has motivated me. I
n 2017, I attended my first World Vitiligo Day gathering in Detroit and for the first time in 25 years I wore shorts!
I have also gone to Washington DC with my husband and other Vitiligo friends to advocate on Capitol Hill. My latest adventure was when I was asked to be a guest on our local TV station “Round Robin.” If you google Round Robin Hampton VA you could see that interview. Finally, I have re-activated my support group with the partnership of VITFriends, a National Vitiligo Community, and to my knowledge the only active Vitiligo group in Virginia! Our first meeting was help in July 2017 after my return from WVD Detroit and it was great.