OstomyConnection began with a question. What if there was a collective website for ostomates? One convenient place where everyone can stay connected to news, stories and events in the ostomy community. Which led to wanting to do something significant for some very special “mates”… which led to meeting a team of extremely talented, creative and just plain nice people who make the whole thing work.
Since its inception until today, we always intended this to be much more than a news and opinion website for the masses. Founder and ostomate, Christine Kim describes it as, “a hub for ostomates,” setting the standard from day one with cutting-edge website design, powerful graphics, and creative articles by some of the most talented writers in the ostomy community.
We’re bringing together leaders in the industry, health and wellness experts, doctors, nurses, and advocates so you can have access to the most in-the-know content. Ostomates from around the world are sharing firsthand experiences on the blog, because learning from others can be the best source of help.
OstomyConnection has grown significantly since its launch on May 25, 2015. There will soon be a small editorial team, more content, and several unique features that make it easier to connect with products, nurses, doctors, and ostomates from around the world. It is because of generous supporters like you that we are truly making a difference.
In 2017, Our Core Intentions was formally written to express exactly what we stand for. We understand there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to living with an ostomy, after all, you know best what works for you. But when you’re in an exclusive club like ours, staying connected is important, and that’s why we’re here for you.
Despite our growth, many things have remained the same. We know who we are; our goals and mission are aligned; and we take a conscious and open-minded approach to the work we do. On OstomyConnection, the ever-evolving intent is to help ostomates stay connected to the stories and topics that affect their daily lives. Our goal is to connect everything ostomy into one convenient place — a hub for ostomates!
Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what others have lived through and learned. We won’t pretend to have all the answers and we’ll make our fair share of mistakes too. We’re completely aware that this advice might not be the best solution for every ostomate. The content posted on this site should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The editorial content on OstomyConnection is produced independent of the influence of advertisers. In order to help fund our editorial content, we also present a limited amount of articles produced and paid for by our advertising partners that we think our audience may find interesting and useful. We continue to expand our network of partners through the shared interest of providing readers with the best resources possible. On paid content, we identify it clearly as such with “sponsored” labels noting the advertiser. We also, on occasion, use selective affiliate links, which means OstomyConnection could earn a commission from the site linked to if you make a purchase via the link. You can read our editorial policy, and if you have any questions please let us know.
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