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Makeda Armorer-Wade’s Story

Living 10 steps from death’s door can take an emotional toll. My name is Makeda Armorer-Wade and I am an inspirational life coach and best-selling author. In July 2010, I received my first ostomy and January 2016, I received my second. While both surgeries were difficult physically as well as emotionally; my first was more […]

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Singer’s Ostomy Past Leads Him to Partner with UOAA

Grammy award-winning recording artist speaks out for ostomy awareness and support The emotions all came flowing back. While touring at a radio station earlier this year in Louisville, Kentucky recording artist Damon Little heard of the tragic suicide of a 10-year-old boy Seven Bridges. There was a part of his own story that he now […]

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Liz Hiles’ Story

I  had been increasingly struggling with symptoms for over two years with medical personnel brushing me off because I did not fit the norms for bladder cancer and didn’t check off enough risk factors for it. By the time of diagnosis, at the age of forty, I was perpetually in pain and discomfort, I was […]

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Achieve Quality Ostomy Care While in Your Home

Barbara Dale, RN, CWOCN, CHHN, COS-C Director of WOC Services at Quality Home Health Jeanine Gleba UOAA Advocacy Manager I am a Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurse in a rural home health agency. I have worked in the home health field since 2001. Many times when I visit patients in their homes, they complain about […]

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Meet These Super Ostomy Nurses

They are all superheroes in our book. They come in on their day off for us, they heal us, they teach us, they empower us, they advocate for us, they volunteer for us, they learn for us, they run our support groups, they make us laugh and help dry our tears. They are also a […]