ABOUT VITILIGO KIDS
Vitiligo Kids is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping kids with vitiligo. We aim to spread awareness, discuss different treatment options, and help make new friends, who understand us in ways no one else can. We all have a special gift. Vitiligo Kids wants to show it to the whole world and tell you how special each and every one of you are. We stand with you. We understand you. We will be there for you. We will always stay true to our motto: advocacy for kids, by kids. Our organization is entirely devoted to children, and we are run by children. We want everyone to be a part of this, and even if you do not have vitiligo, we still want you on this journey in helping us spread awareness and learning all about it. Thank you. You all are amazing in every way.
Please go to the "Get Involved' page to become a member. Thank you!
WHO WE ARE
Hi! My name is Dhyana Abeysinghe, and I am the CEO and founder of Vitiligo Kids. I was first diagnosed with vitiligo at age five. White patches started to form around my eyes, and on my knees and legs. Soon, there were large patches on my feet. I also have small patches on my hands. When I was younger, I did not fully understand the impact vitiligo would have on my life. As I got older, I soon realized I was different. I could just feel the stares from other following me whenever I went. I could hear the hushed whispers behind my back. One girl even said something in Chinese about me. What she did not know was that I was actually able to understand her! My point being, it was not easy. To everyone else with vitiligo, I hear you. I see you. I stand with you. I understand the experiences you go through everyday. Believe me when I say that too many people have asked me the wrong questions. I never fully understood why. Why does it have to be me? What did I do? Why me?! Listen to me when I say that you have a gift. Vitiligo is your superpower. You were born with something special. You are beautiful, every single one of you. You have the power to do something amazing. Take me for example...after I stopped hating my vitiligo, I realized that I could do something good with it, to help others. If not for my vitiligo, I would not be writing this paragraph on this website. You are amazing. You are strong. You have the power. You can do this. I love you all, every single one of you. Thank you for being you.