17 Sep Ostomy Ambassador- Justin
I came up with the idea of the Ostomy Ambassador thing about a month ago when I received a very random message from a guy named Justin. Justin was a camper at ostomy camp this year who I never actually had a chance to talk to. He was in the older group and I had to spend my time with the younger kids so we really never had a chance. He seemed quiet and shy but was definitely a good guy. I knew that this ostomy thing was new to him and I wished I could have talked to him more.
To my surprise, Justin ended up finding me on Facebook and messaged me himself. He said that he had seen this website and wanted to know if I could help him out. He told me how he struggled to tell people about his ostomy but he wanted that to change.
So after talking to him for a bit here and there, he told me that he was going to start telling his friends about it.
And he did!
Justin messaged me one night about how he told a few of his friends and was shocked at how well they took it. A week or so later he messaged me again saying he had told more friends and they too were completely accepting. The week after, again, he was telling more and more people about his ostomy and noticing that it was easier every time!
So, Justin, you are an ostomy ambassador, and I thank you for giving me this idea.
Keep it up!