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Shining a Light on WOC Nurses

In celebration of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week 2021, help us to shine a bright light on these special nurses. They give us the hope, support, and specialized care needed to thrive in life with an ostomy. WOC nurse volunteers spend countless hours advocating, leading support groups, educating, fundraising, and supporting UOAA programs […]

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Vernon Payne’s Story

I want to tell my story concerning my ileostomy in order for people to understand how it is living with one and how a person can live a normal life and more. I had my original ostomy surgery 49 years ago in 1972 – you can imagine how surgeries, techniques and medicines have progressed since […]

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Angie’s Story: Going Public about Her Ostomy After 38 Years

Embracing Ostomy Advocacy and Giving Back   By Angie Davenport I’ve had my ileostomy for 38 years due to ulcerative colitis but I only recently went public to encourage other ostomates.  Over the years I’ve helped many individuals by word of mouth while keeping my ileostomy private to the outside world. I have always wanted […]