Lisa Gausman

In late 2018 Ann Ivol, Ostomy Canada Society President answered an email request from Handi-Link to participate in a radio interview. The interview was conducted with topics of discussion including the history, goals and challenges of the society. It aired in mid-2019. As a follow-up, the radio station wanted to conduct an interview with a person who was living with an ostomy. Lisa Gausman was pleased to participate. That interview aired in late 2019. In mid-2020, another request was made for a third interview with a focus on how the society’s work has continued during Covid-19 and a refresher on how living with an ostomy impacts a person, as well as how Ostomy Canada Society works to respond to the needs of the affected community. In Ann’s words, “We always welcome the opportunity to advocate for persons living with an ostomy.”

Handi-Link focuses on disability issues. Host Cam Wells compares similarities and differences between disabled and able-bodied life and talks to those from the disabled community.

CJAM is a nonprofit campus-based community radio station. They provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Windsor/Detroit area. They serve people and groups within the community who are underrepresented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.

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