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 National and International

   Vitiligo Community!

PPT is for TEENS ages 13 - 20!

      EMAIL us with questions:

Promote Self-LOVE  Encourage Collaboration  +  Build Self-Esteem


JOINING PPT is easy!

1. Consult with your parents

2. Must be 13 - 20 years old

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

January 28, 2023 @ 5:00pm EST

                                                                                    via ZOOM notice on Private Facebook Page

                                                                       Then on

                                                                                February ? @ 5:00pm EST

                                                                                  (Open Discussion for Parents of children with Vitiligo)



*You MUST 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!


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  

News and Updates


to our Teen Leader 

Bella Gaurino

Reading at a local school in her

                                                               home State of New Jersey!


News and Updates



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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