You are not alone! There are millions of people worldwide who have undergone some type of ostomy surgery. Our inspiration corner is one of the ways to provide you inspiration and motivation, and to let you know you can live life to the fullest. We have collaborated with Ostomy Awareness to showcase some of these individuals and share some of their stories.
Meet Tia! She says life with a stoma doesn’t suck. Thanks for being such a positive influence!
Meet Jody! He’s an ostomate who likes to compete in men’s physique competitions. Thanks for helping normalize ostomies!
Meet Stormy! She tells people that she didn’t choose the bag life, the bag life chose her. Thanks for being a great advocate!
Meet Robert! After being an ostomate for over a decade, he’s recently worked up the courage to show off his bag. Congratulations on your feat; the ostomy community is proud of you!
Meet Ingrid! She is a speaker, model, fitness girl, blogger and mom to three. Thanks for being an ostomy advocate!
Meet Joe! He says we have to open people’s minds to this operation, that there is no sense in living with a debilitating disease when there are resources to improve our quality of life. Thanks for being a great advocate!
Meet Gaylyn! She started an organization called “Gutless and Glamorous” that’s dedicated to improving the lives of those living with chronic illness. Thanks for being such a great advocate!
Meet Nathaniel! After having an ileostomy reversal surgery that put him into septic shock, he now has a permanent colostomy, and he’s loving it. Thanks for being such a great advocate!
Meet Serena! She’s been rocking an ileostomy since her life-saving surgery this past spring, and says she’s just taking everything day by day. Thanks for helping normalize ostomies!
Meet Linley! He had quite a few obstacles to overcome following his surgery, but is doing much better now, and loving life as a father of two. Thanks for sharing your story!
Meet Esther! She’s proud of her ostomy because it’s given her the freedom to do what she wants. Thanks for helping normalize ostomies!
Meet Wayne! In this picture he said he wouldn’t have been able to make it without his stoma. Thanks for helping raise ostomy awareness!
Meet Hannah! She’s hopeful that someday ostomy bags will be a thing of the past, but until then she’s all about making her situation a positive one. Thanks for helping in the awareness effort!
Meet Justan! He says just because you have a bag doesn’t mean you stop living life. Thanks for spreading such a positive message!
Meet Zoey! She enjoys bodybuilding and healthy eating. Thanks for such a positive influence for many ostomates!
Meet Kristofer! He says he’s going to make being sexy with ostomy possible or die trying. Thanks for working so hard to help normalize ostomies!
Meet Claire! Since becoming an ostomate this year, she’s devoted her time to raising awareness for ostomies and Crohn’s Disease. Thanks for being a great advocate!
Meet Matt! After his ostomy surgery, he was inspired by Blake Beckford to start fitness modeling and hopes to continue competing in the future. Thanks for being an awesome advocate!
Meet Matilda! Her & her stoma have been featured in various Swedish magazines and other media. Thanks for helping in the effort to normalize ostomies!
Meet Deklan! He had an ostomy practically his whole life, up until his recent reversal. Thanks for letting the world see that even babies can have bags!
Meet Samantha! She’s a vegetarian ostomate and enjoys being an LGBTQ activist, too. Thanks for helping in the ostomy awareness effort!
Meet Jack! He’s into photography and it seems as though his camera goes everywhere with him…just like his ostomy bag. Thanks for helping raise awareness!
Meet Jessica! She says that having an ostomy hasn’t limited her from accomplishing anything. Thanks for spreading such a positive message!
Meet Doug! He’s a colorectal cancer survivor who enjoys bodybuilding and traveling. Thanks for being an ostomy advocate!
Meet Rebecca! She’s an actress and ostomy advocate who is now living with a J-Pouch after having reversal surgery. Thanks for helping raise awareness!
Meet Eric! He may have an ostomy, but it doesn’t stop him from doing anything he loves. Thanks for being a great advocate!
Meet Laurie! She says she wants to prove that you can be young, beautiful, and happy with an ostomy. Thanks for spreading such a great message!