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Each day we write, share and empower our readers with inspiring stories, important topics, and the latest news so they can stay connected. 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. People from around the world are here to share firsthand experience living with an ostomy because learning from others is most often the best source of help.

Since our inception until today, OstomyConnection always intended to be much more than a digital publication. Founder and ostomate, Christine Kim describes it as "a hub for ostomates," setting high standards from day one with stories and graphics by some of the most talented writers and artists in the ostomy community.

We understand there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ostomy life, 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. On OC, the ever-evolving intent is to help ostomates stay connected to the stories and topics that affect their daily lives.

We're connecting everything ostomy into one convenient place — a hub for ostomates!

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A note about our content:

Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what others have lived through and learned. We’re completely aware that this advice might not be the best solution for every person. Please know that the content published on this site is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

The editorial content on OC is created independently of advertiser influence. We do present a limited number of articles produced and paid for by our advertising partners that we think you'll find interesting and useful. We continue to expand our network of partnerships through the shared interest of providing our readers with the best resources possible. On paid content, it will be clearly identified as a sponsored story. We also have affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Please read our editorial policy for more information.

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