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 illnesses and how ostomies have affected their lives.
Since its inception until today, we always intended OstomyConnection to be much more than a news and opinion website for the masses. With our new website launch fast approaching, we’re excited to share a host of new features; such as directories, an event calendar, and a classified ads page that allows ostomates to find ostomy supplies they need from people who create a listing. There are many people who have excess products to sell or donate, and so many others who don’t have any — making this connection is very important to our mission.
Our goal at OstomyConnection is to change the way the world sees ostomates. We envision the global ostomy community as an empowered, inspirational and thriving group. Our ever-evolving intent is to help move ostomy awareness, education and social acceptance forward in a positive direction.
Would you like to help us? Click here to learn about our crowdfunding campaign and find out what we have planned for our new website. We’re stronger together. It is because of generous supporters like you that we are truly making a difference.
With sincere gratitude,
Founder & CCO