I thought I should first introduce myself. My name is Eloisa Evangelista, I am 21 years old living in Melbourne, Australia. I have a Port-Wine stain that covers the left side of my face and goes right down to my toes in scattered areas. I also was born with congenital glaucoma and last year had to have it enucleated. Despite that, I haven't looked back and loving life at the moment. For 2 years, I have followed the discussion forums and all your messages have helped me to gain confidence in myself and see my "birthmark" as more as an opportunity rather than a barrier. For this reason and as an representative for the VBF Australian Chapter I have decided to organise a Charity/Fundraiser Ball for the youth in Melbourne who have a birthmark. The Ball aims to promote awareness of this common condition and raise funds for this excellent organisation that has provided both support and information to its many visitors. The details are as follows:
[center]Saturday 13th October 2007
(6:00pm - 12:00am)
Leonda by the Yarra - Hawthorn
Tickets: 85 each (includes 3 Course meal and unlimted beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks thus it is an 18 and over event)
It would be excellent to have a whole group of us there to celebrate and experience a fantastic night together. You are more than welcome to bring friends, family, partners - however seats must be pre-registered and pre-paid prior to the event (details which would be sent after rsvp-ing). Please RSVP no later than Monday 9th October.
I hope you can all make, I would love to see all your faces there and share our common stories. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information.