VITILIGO Friends "VITFriends" 

A Vitiligo Support Community of FRIENDS

Purple Patch TEENS



Purple Patch Teen

this is a place

                    for TEENS with Vitiligo throughout the USA and also our   International Vitiligo Community!

PPT is for TEENS ages 13 - 20!

      EMAIL us with questions:

Promote Self-LOVE  +  Encourage Collaboration  +  Build Self-Esteem

The words of our TEEN Leader - "It is my DUTY to Advocate for Vitiligo"  - Priyanka Francis, CA


JOINING PPT is easy!

1. Consult with your parents

2. Must be 13 - 20 years old

What does the Purple Patch Teen group offer ages 13-20:
- Community Service Hours for attending meetings, which can be provided to your school, if needed.
- Peer to Peer support
- Open forum to share personal story of Vitiligo
- High School Graduating Seniors Scholarship based on our criteria
- Required - Attendance of 3 or more TEEN meetings per year
- Involvement and Participation of the group is required
- Show Respect for each other and our Leadership
- Invitation to attend GVF and Advocacy events
- After the first year, we will invite you to lead a meeting.

Do you have other Questions:
     CALL: 844-374-3639

                          How can you become a TEEN Leader:

                                - Attend the meetings regularly

                                                                                                - Get involved in the larger community

                                                                                                -  Actively participate for ONE year

                                                                                               - Invite and attract others to the group

                                                                                                - Share your journey with the group

                                                                                               - Share and Support each other


Our NEXT Meeting 

will be on

  Saturday, April 29 @ 5:00pm EST

meeting led by:

                                                                           Leader: Melissa Go



Your invited to the Purple Patch Teen Monthly Meeting. A safe space with open discussion with Teens about Teens living with Vitiligo. Let us know what’s on your mind as we build our  teen support groups. There is NO judgement here - COME as you are. If you haven’t attended a meeting in a long time, it’s never too late to come back. Hope to see you there.


Meeting is via ZOOM and you MUST REGISTER to receive the log-in Link

REGISTER for the next meeting here...

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Meet our 

PURPLE Patch Teens - Lead Advisor

Miss Millicent Meadows

who is a

VITFriends BOARD Member

VITFriends Founding Member 

Connecticut Support Group Leader



Purple Patch Teens extends a warm WELCOME Melissa Go as Co-Leader.

Melissa became a VITFriends member in May 2018. (Photo shown is at 2018 conference TX)

Melissa attended the 2018, 2019 and 2022 conferences and is active in the Washington, DC VITFriends Support Group.

WVD Conference 2022 held in Bloomington, MN was a HUGE success!

We wish to THANK Alicia Roufs, VITFriends MN Leader and her Team for being our extraordinary Conference HOST. 

Here are just a few PHOTOS of some of our TEENS:


What was your 2022 conference experience like from our Purple Patch Teens/Young Adults:

Aparna...  Vishnu...  Priyanka... Bree...


*Please share your comments @

My name is Vishnu and I am from Georgia:
I have vitiligo and recently attended the World Vitiligo Conference. The experience was extremely enlightening and it has inspired me to help the vitiligo community out in any way I can. As such, I was wondering what opportunities I could take to help out the community and how I could start my involvement? This can range from reading vitiligo awareness books at local schools to speaking on the podcast. Thank you!

My name is Millicent - PPT Leader:
The conference was very education and insightful. It was good to see old friends and meet new one. The motivational speaker gave good advice and guidance about self-love and being who you are. Also, the women session was emotional in a good way. The advice, tears and struggles we still go through spoken about. I love the vendors, but wish there were some selling jewelry and/or clothing that had nothing to do with Vitiligo. Thanks!

My name is Priyanka (CA) - Teen Leader:
WVD 2022 in MN was a memorable event where I met many new people: physicians, teens and individuals with vitiligo, caregivers, and bloggers to name a few! The numerous talks about vitiligo, especially adolescents with vitiligo, helped me become more comfortable with my skin. I led the teen event where I had the opportunity to speak about my first book “Limited or Limitless?” and the survey that I plan to launch in collaboration with Henry Ford. Overall, WVD was a great experience, and I look forward to the next meeting in Atlanta!

The International Dermatology Outcome Measures

CONGRATULATIONS to our Teen Advisors Priyanka Francis (CA) and Bella Guarino (NJ) who represented VITFriends at the June 2022 IDEOM meeting in Washington, D.C.

Who is IDEOM and what do they do:
Developing Evidence-Based Outcomes Measures to Evaluate the Impact of Treatments for Patients with Dermatological Diseases.

We are very PROUD of these ladies!



Our Teens apart of our READING Initiative  


to our Teen Leader 

Bella Gaurino

Reading at a local school in her


home State of New Jersey!


Our Teens apart of our READING Initiative



to our Teen Leader 

Priyanka Francis

Reading to young children

at an out door park area in her

home State of California!


Meet our Parent Advisors

Vimala (pronounced VIM-LA) is a wife and mother from California.

Her daughter Priyanka serve as one of our Teen Leaders.

Reneasha currently serves as our VITFriends Wisconsin Group Leader. 

Her daughter Ja'Hirah serve as one of our Teen Leaders.

Carrie is a wife and mother from New Jersey.

Her daughter Bella serve as one of our Teen Leaders

Meet  our TEEN Leaders: 

Priyanka is from California  -  &  -  Bella is from New Jersey


Who are our TEEN Leaders?  -  and - What is their story?



We encourage our young people to reach for the STARS


Let nothing stand in their way!

Support our TEENS with a financial Gift! 

We Appreciate you!


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