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Positive Change is Happening!

2019 Advocacy Accomplishments We Can All be Proud of By UOAA Advocacy Manager Jeanine Gleba I pride myself on being an “action person” and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than checking those boxes and crossing off items on my lists to-do (daily, short-term, long-term etc) both in my personal life and professionally. So I get […]

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Get Your Groove On!

By UOAA Advocacy Manager Jeanine Gleba “A boa can hide a belly bump, if you arrange it carefully!” Ms. Senior America (MSA) alum, Pinky O’Neil, explains to me. After the Advocacy Session at UOAA’s National Conference in August, I met this very spunky woman. She left my presentation motivated to share it with her Affiliated […]

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Support the Ostomy Community this Giving Season

Give back to those in need with a gift to sustain this website and programs such as the Ostomy Patient Visiting Program Imagine if everyone dealing with the emotions and physical changes of ostomy surgery could see a friendly face before them in their hospital room? Someone who knows what they are going through from […]

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Hollywood’s First Ostomy

Subject of the movie White Boy Rick reveals why depicting his ostomy was critical to the story.   By R.S. Elvey Hollywood movies, both fictional and nonfictional, thrive on melodramas depicting romance and violence. Car crashes, explosions, shootings, and all kinds of mayhem deliver gruesome injuries to victims and survivors. The 2018 film White Boy […]