About My Organization
Hello. My name is Alana Kamins. I am now 12 years old, but I made Artsi Alana at age nine. I started Artsi Alana because I wanted to help my cousin raise more money for the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. My cousin was born with a Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS).
**Something special about my artwork is that I have a hidden letter of the alphabet in each picture. For example, I made a picture of my cousin, and there is an "E" as the hidden letter.**
KTS is a rare vascular anomaly that manifests differently in different people. There is always a birthmark called a Port wine stain that goes along with the Vascular anomaly.
About the Vascular Birthmarks foundation
VBF helps families get proper diagnoses. The foundation also helps families find doctors and proper care. KTS is so rare that it is often misdiagnosed. VBF helps to research KTS.