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Zeeland resident uses personal health challenges to help others

Health and wellness coach Amanda Villarreal poses for a portrait in her home studio Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Zeeland.

ZEELAND — When Zeeland resident Amanda Villarreal was just 12 years old, she had a doctor’s appointment that left her at a crossroads in her life.

When Villarreal was born, the skin on her left side looked burnt from the neck down to her foot. While doctors had struggled to diagnose her condition, at 6 months old, she was diagnosed with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, or KTS.

Because of KTS, Villarreal’s entire left side is darker in color and smaller than her right. Her left arm and leg are an inch and a half smaller than her right side and the circumference of her arm, leg and hip are smaller on her left side.


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