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October G.A.S.Charity- Get Your Guts in Gear

  To kick-off our Give A Sh*t campaign, we are excited to sponsor our first charity, Get Your Guts in Gear, through October 31st, 2012! As always with our Give a Sh*t campaign, we will be donating 15% of purchases during the month of October towards this wonderful cause! Get Your Guts in Gear (GYGIG) […]

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Announcing the Give A Sh*t Program

When we started Awestomy, our clothing business for hip, happenin’ ostomates, we were excited because we thought we had an wonderful opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Our goal was (and still is) to create cute and fun clothing so ostomates can feel like themselves again.  However, after reading Start Something That Matters, the […]

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The Power of a Ribbon: IBD & Ostomy Awareness Ribbon

IBD & Ostomy Awareness Ribbons       The “IBD & Ostomy Awareness Ribbon” isn’t just another pretty ribbon adding bling to blazers for the 1.4 million Americans living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and the estimated three-quarters of a million Americans living with an ostomy due to […]

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Bathroom emergency! There’s an app for that!

Ostomates can’t always pick and choose the times that they need the bathroom. Luckily, the growth of mobile phone apps has made life easier for everyone.

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His Ostomy From My Point of View

I remember when Jason told me that he had Crohn’s. At the time I really had no idea what that meant so, later after he left, I looked it up. It all seemed very ambiguous to me and I was very confused because I never noticed him corn or popcorn avoiding nuts. He didn’t seem to have any food restrictions at all and it was honestly something I thought that I would never notice. It wasn’t until December of last year that I began to see its effects. Whenever Jason would get really stressed with work and deadlines, he would get odd fevers with no symptoms and just want to sleep. I know now that this was the infection in his colon and the work of Crohn’s that would eventually lead us to living in the hospital for over a month.

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