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Katherine

Hi, my name is Katherine. I have Vitiligo on my knee, eyelids, on my abdomen and on my neck.  My parents noticed it when I was in Kindergarten.

People ask me “Are you wearing eye shadow?” a LOT!  I tell them “No, it is just Vitiligo; Vitiligo is a skin disorder and it is not contagious.”  It kind of gets annoying but I have gotten used to it.  A lot of the time I forget that I have Vitiligo.

Even though I have Vitiligo I still play soccer, do swim team and spend a lot of time with my friends.  My friends don’t treat me any differently than they would if I didn’t have Vitiligo.  The only bad thing about having Vitiligo is that I have to put on lots of sunscreen, especially on my eyelids or they turn bright pink.

Katherine