Today is Pay It Forward Day! A day that exists to encourage people to #standforkindness out of the goodness of their hearts. It's amazing to see how simple acts of kindness can change the world for the better.
Gwen Spector BSN, RN, COCN, CCP has been a certified ostomy care nurse for the past 12 years and works as a Complex GI Cancer Nurse Navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Healthcare in Texas. She also manages the North Texas Wound and Ostomy Nurses Facebook page and regularly attends ostomy support meetings in Plano and Dallas run by an affiliate group of the United Ostomy Associations of America.
You’d think that all of the above was enough to give back, but it doesn’t stop there because Gwen knows there are so many people who struggle to afford ostomy supplies. She shared, "One year when I worked at Children’s Medical Center we had a patient with no insurance coverage. Myself, her gastroenterologist and his nurse all chipped in to buy her a box of ostomy pouches and a bottle of stoma powder. We wrapped it up like a Christmas present and it was one of the best gifts I ever gave. I wish her doctor was with me to see her face and the tears in her eyes when she opened it up.”
We are so incredibly grateful for your donation to #philanthroship for ostomates -- thank you, Gwen!! Your kindness and generosity makes the world a better place for ostomates.