Not too long ago, the world wasn’t ready to hear about ostomies. It’s been known as the “secret surgery” because many people who have an ostomy don't want others to know. Nowadays, more and more people are talking openly about living with an illness or injury, and how ostomy surgery saved their life. The movement is growing and we're part of it.
We believe in our work.
We're proud to be part of an expanding media industry that gives our community a voice. Our awesome team of writers are all independent journalists, and creating great content takes time, hard work and money to produce. But we do it because we believe what ostomates say and how they feel matters. For as little as $1, you can support our site — and it only takes a minute. Thank you!
We serve those who serve others.
Our commitment to advocacy is an important part of our work. We've joined forces with non-profit groups and advocates from around the world to make ostomy awareness as impactful as possible. Learn more about our Collective Advocacy Network (CAN).
We believe in giving back.
We're ready and willing to provide anything we can to make the ostomy community better. You can learn more about our campaign #philanthroship for ostomates, and how we partner with organizations that send donated medical supplies to those in need.
We envision the global ostomy community as an empowered and thriving group. It's because of generous supporters like you that we are truly making a difference.