MEET THE TRUSTEES
Co-Chair, Shooting Star, Comet, Shining Star, Binary Star
Hey! I'm Vics, I am the Founder and Director of MRKH Stars. I'm on the Superstars, Shooting Stars and Writing teams.
I was diagnosed with MRKH in July 2019, and created MRKH Stars in April 2021. My Journey has been far from easy, there have been many bumps in the road, and I am sure there are many more to come!
But I have made some of my best friends because of MRKH and we help each other through all of those bumps, something I'm so grateful to have. I founded Stars to build on that sense of belonging, community and easy access to help, focusing specifically for those MRKHers who are young and newly diagnosed. Stars will always be here for you, we are always only a message away!
Co-Chair, Shooting Star, Shining Star, Bright Star, Binary Star
Hi I'm TK, I am the Director and a part of the Superstars team! I am a Shooting Star to help MRKH Warriors!
I was diagnosed with MRKH on the 8th of October 2019. When these four little letters changed my life it was the worst thing that ever happened to me. My perfect future had changed and I didn't know what I was going to do. Although it has been tough, there has been an amazing community of people to support and guide me through it. Some days are tough but that's okay. I've learnt to love my MRKH and accept that it is my new adventure.
Hi! I am Mike and I am a Trustee and Treasurer for Stars. I'm Vics' dad, she's my eldest of two daughters and when she asked me to handle the financial side of MRKH Stars, of course I said yes. MRKH was new to our whole family when Vics was diagnosed almost three years ago, and watching her try to make it more well-known by sharing her story and setting up Stars makes me a very proud dad. I'm happy to be a part of the team and to be helping Vics and her friends on this journey.
Friend, Secretary, Comet, Binary Star
Hello! I'm Mia and I run the Friends of MRKH Stars scheme.I study English at University and I am currently in my second year. I am friends with Vics and have been increasingly interested in her charity (and proud of course!!!!). She gave me the opportunity to run friends/family events and I jumped at the idea. I look forward to supporting such an amazing charity.
Trustee, Friend, Shooting Star, Protostar, Shinging Star
My name is Laura, I’m 22 from Perth Western Australia, originally born in Scotland. I was 16 when I was diagnosed with MRKH, it turned my world upside down. I lost myself completely. But now, I have found myself because of my MRKH. I found so many amazing communities with other MRKH sisters and now Stars which I can’t wait to be a part of and share my stories with you all! I am currently working as a pharmacy assistant and I absolutely love my job! I’m joining Stars as I’m finally ready to share my story, my struggles, my highs and lows, all of it! I can’t wait to meet more of my MRKH sisters all over the world
Trustee, Shooting Star, Protostar, Shining Star, Bright Star
I have known that I have MRKH since I was 11 years old, but I didn't know it was called MRKH until March of 2021. I researched and discovered that I have type 2 since I was diagnosed with VACTERL association from birth. Because I was so young, I never really processed everything until a little over a year ago. I am very private about MRKH in my personal life, but I'm using this opportunity of being on the writing team to be more open and start my advocacy journey. I love the immediate sisterhood that is formed between these MRKH warriors and I'm eager to be a part of it. My goal with joining this team is to make sure that new MRKH warriors know they're not alone in their battle because they have an army of sisters behind them to support and cheer them on every step of the way.
Trustee, Shining Star, Bright Star, Binary Star
Hi! I am Madeline and I am part of the writing team! l am a 20-year-old college student at The University of Texas at Austin. There I am majoring in biochemistry and am on the pre-med track. I really enjoy hanging out with my friends, exercising, and being outside! I was diagnosed with MRKH in 2017 and ever since I was diagnosed, I knew that I wanted to speak out about MRKH, but I just didn't know how or where. It took me a while to become more comfortable and begin to talk more openly about everything that my diagnosis entailed. Now, I feel like I am at a point where I have come to terms with all that living with MRKH means. I found MRKH Stars on Instagram and looked moreinto the organization. When I realized it was run by young women like myself, I knew that this was the organization for me. I knew that I would be connected to other women who were in similar seasons of their life as I am, and that would promote deeper empathy and understanding for one another.