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.
When I was a young girl, the world wasn’t ready to hear about ostomies. It’s known as the “secret surgery” because many people who have an ostomy don’t want others to know about it—that was me for nearly 20 years. Nowadays, more and more men and women are talking openly about how illnesses and ostomies have affected their lives.
Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what others have lived through and learned. Our hope is that you’ll come across articles and inspiring stories that bring encouragement because this will enhance every part of your amazing life.
Since its inception until today, I've always intended OC to be much more than an online news and opinion publication. We're moving in the right direction by joining SAY Media's comprehensive publishing platform, Tempest. With the launch of our new site fast approaching, I'm excited to share many new features: recipes, books, and a directory to find ostomy products, manufacturers and medical suppliers in our community—loads of good stuff!
Our goal is to change the way the world sees ostomates. We envision the global ostomy community as a connected, empowered and thriving group. The ever-evolving intent is to help move awareness, education and social acceptance forward in a positive direction. Would you like to help us? Learn more about our crowdfunding campaign HERE. It's because of generous supporters like you that we are truly making a difference.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible community. Get ready, we’re going to change things together!