OstomyConnection began with a question. What if there was a collective site 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 was known as the “secret surgery” because many people who had an ostomy didn’t want others to know — that was me for over 15 years! Nowadays, more and more people are talking openly about how illness and surgery have affected their lives. Times have changed, and that's exactly what OC has always been about.
Since its inception in 2015 until today, we've always intended this site to be much more than a media publication. This niche-driven content might not be for everyone, and that's perfectly okay. I have known from experience, that if you're trying to be everything to everyone, you end up not being much of anything to anyone. So consider this note the announcement f a whole new era here at OC.
To start, we're partnering with SAY Media to join the ranks of other publishing companies on a platform called Tempest. With the launch of our updated site fast approaching, I'm excited to share new features, like recipes, books, and a directory to search for products, manufacturers and medical suppliers. What I'm most excited about are your thoughts and opinions. Bringing about change happens through the power of your voice. Thank you for contributing!
Likewise, in the months ahead, our editorial team will be refocused on everything we do here at OC. We want what's published to be infused with intention, undeniable passion, and elevated awareness. I envision the global ostomy community as a connected, empowered and thriving group. Our ever-evolving intent is to help move awareness, education and social acceptance forward in a positive direction. Would you like to help us make an impact? 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!