Abilitee Stories

  • Abilitee Ambassador Jessica Miles shows off her ostomy pouch in the hospital after surgery
    March 14, 2019

    Ostomy Advice for Patient Safety Week

    Jessica Miles, an Abilitee Ambassador, wrote the following ostomy care tips for Patient Safety Week.   It's Patient Safety Week and I've teamed up with @abiliteeadaptivewear to bring you some safety tips ... ostomy edition. As a Registered Nurse and...

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  • A group of ostomates stands behind the ostomingle sign
    March 14, 2019

    Ostomingle - Creating a place for young ostomates

    One of our Abilitee Ambassadors, Renee, wrote the following about her experience creating a social group to help young ostomates connect. For me, choosing to create my stoma and living with an ileostomy has never been a choice that I have...

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  • Creating an Accessible 30 Day Fitness Plan
    March 1, 2019

    Creating an Accessible 30 Day Fitness Plan

    My name is Hannah, I’m 28 and eat through a feeding tube and breathe through a tracheostomy tube. I’ve had both these tubes since I was just days old. I was born with a medical condition that affects my lymphatic...

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  • From Stoma to Strong
    January 15, 2019

    From Stoma to Strong

     In support of our Abilitee Ambassadors, we're highlighting their stories on our blog!  One of our ambassadors, Renee, wrote the following about fitness after stoma surgery: I count myself lucky when it comes to my first stoma surgery. Now I...

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  • Traveling with an Ostomy
    December 6, 2018

    Traveling with an Ostomy

      In support of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, we're highlighting patient stories on our blog!  One of our ambassadors, EMC Brown, wrote the following guide to traveling with an ostomy:             Let’s face it, the thought of traveling with...

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  • Rose's Story
    October 31, 2018

    Rose's Story

    October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month, and to show support we're highlighting patient stories on our blog. Rose is an 18-year old with a specific form of dysautonomia called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and she wrote the following about her...

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  • Words Matter
    October 18, 2018

    Words Matter

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we're showing support by sharing stories on our blog. We wanted to highlight the ways that bullying can be experienced verbally, not just physically, and draw attention to the particular difficulties faced by...

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  • Nikki's Story
    October 16, 2018

    Nikki's Story

    Nikki is a Latin teacher from South Jersey who currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her boyfriend Matt and her dog Eowyn.  She teaches at an all-boys Jesuit school and she loves her job and her students! In her free...

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  • EMC's Story
    October 8, 2018

    EMC's Story

    EMC Brown is an ostomate from Virginia who currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is working towards her Master of Education in School Counseling and is passionate about spreading ostomy and IBD awareness and promoting body positivity. EMC and...

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  • Michele's Story
    September 17, 2018

    Michele's Story

    Michele is a Leukemia survivor based in Boise, Idaho.  She has four kids and five grandchildren, and loves spending time with her family.  Prior to diagnosis Michele and her husband were competitive dancers. She continues to dance socially and loves...

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  • Antigone
    August 3, 2018


    Antigone is a blogger with Gastroparesis currently based in Oklahoma City.  She lives with her boyfriend and their rescue pup, Rhett. Her favorite activities are jogging, writing, gardening, playing with her pup, yoga, cooking, and drawing. She loves anything active...

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  • Jameson
    July 17, 2018


    Jameson is from San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his four brothers!  He has been diagnosed with Pfeiffer Syndrome, a craniofacial condition that affects bone growth. Jameson loves gardening, riding his bike, listening to music, and camping with his...

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