These ostomates remind us what's really important.

Why do some of the best lessons in life have to come from the most painful experiences? I guess it's because they're the same lessons that can make us better and more humble. We found eight ostomates who have discovered just that.

[1] Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

[2] Be unapologetically glamorous.

[3] Life is full of uncertainties. It’s up, it’s down. It’s bad, it’s good. Seize the day!

[4] Remember what's really important.

[5] You’ll never how many of us are behind you 1000%.

[6] It's never too late to be who you want to be.

[7] After everything you’ve been through, you deserve an awesome life. 

[8] When you have good news to share, tell the world.

Dear ostomates, you deserve to feel happy. The kind of happiness that inspires others because it's contagious and real.