Inspirational Stories Read Some Insiring Stories of Other Ostomates

Elara’s Story

I had always been the picture of health—an avid runner, a dedicated teacher, and a loving mother of two. My life was vibrant and full of promise. But one fateful day, I began experiencing severe abdominal pain and unexpected weight loss. What started as occasional discomfort quickly escalated into debilitating pain that left me bedridden. After numerous doctor visits and ...
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Shalonda’s Story

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 17 years ago after the birth of my second child. At the time I didn't realize that I had been having the symptoms of UC for longer than that. At the time of my diagnosis I wasn't able to afford the treatments to help with my disease so I suffered for about 14 years. ...
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Jearlean’s Story

Hi my name is Jearlean Taylor. I have been a double ostomate for almost 50 years, since the age of 3 years old. I have been a fashion model for 21 years now. My ostomies helped saved my life, but does not dictate my life. I do, be, and live my life to the fullest. Oh and I dress how ...
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Carol’s Story

Unlike others, I did not have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis. I had a touch of Irritable Bowel. No biggie. I simply adjusted my diet. Well one day in April of 2018, I felt “like my belly was on fire.” So after a day of running errands all day long, I thought, I’m going to bed and hope when I wake ...
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