FOW-USA MEETS GLOBAL OSTOMY NEEDS
When ostomates in need speak out to tell Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA of their challenges, we respond with products that change their lives. FOW-USA sends donated ostomy supplies to individuals and groups in 87 countries. Since 1986 we have sent 371,000 pounds. That’s a lot of pouches!
Jellyan of Grenada is so thankful for supplies for her daughter Peyton who is “the bravest individual I have ever encountered. She walks with her bag out proudly.”
Peyton tells us, “That’s me! An 8-year-old girl. I have a colostomy, it made me special. Because not everybody is in the situation that I’m in, (it) made me realize that I’m different, special and blessed to be alive, they could say things about me but it will not break me, it will not hurt me, because I am who I am.”
With ostomy supplies provided by FOW-USA, adults and children like Peyton can live productive lives. We are making a difference in the ostomy world.
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The idea of the World Ostomy Day was born in 1993 and its father is Professor Dr. Gerhard Englert who at that time was the President of IOA.
In the United States National Ostomy Awareness Day began in 2010. It is held annually on the first Saturday of October. UOAA continues to celebrate this day by spreading awareness and increasing national visibility of those living with ostomies. While focusing on different inspiring themes, each year through our collective voice we will reach out to the general public, carry on breaking the silence and shining a positive light on what has saved so many lives.