My close relationship with Vitiligo by Carol Hills
My "close relationship" with vitiligo began in my teens (around 14 years of age). The knuckles of my hands turned white, which over time spread to a wider area. It then appeared on my knees, elbows and feet, and thereon over the years to other areas.
Living with Vitiligo by Elana
Living with Vitiligo has been both the most challenging and rewarding part of my life. As a young child aged 4 I have to admit that I was blissfully unaware of any difference between other children and myself. I never experienced any animosity, cruelty or name-calling and for that I must be eternally grateful, as not everyone is so fortunate.
I have had vitiligo since I was 10 years old. It all started from just one small patch on my ankle which didn’t change size or shape for years. As I reached my late teens though, I started to gain more patches. I now have patches on my neck, arms, hands and leg. Vitiligo affects people in so many different ways be it mentally, emotionally or cosmetically.
Hatti on top of Iceland and Vitiligo
It all started over a glass of wine with my best friend and inspiration, my sister Tess. She had just returned from a weeks trek in the Sahara as a 40th birthday challenge. If she could do that where should I go to celebrate my 40th which is in the summer 2007? It would have to be somewhere a bit cooler, the sun is not a friend these days.