- Georgio Kharlakian
Georgio's Next Goal: “I will bench 200 pounds by next summer.”
Georgio was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 25 years ago and was told he needed to get a temporary ostomy. He had many thoughts going through his head, one of them being “I thought my life would be ruined.” He had fears about wearing an ostomy bag daily and this led to feelings of insecurity and depression. One thing that kept him going was the fact that the ostomy was temporary.
Twenty five years passed and Georgio’s J-Pouch failed. He was told he would have to undergo surgery for a permanent ileostomy. He was ready for this surgery and he knew that this time it would save his life and bring back his quality of life.
A year later Georgio was doing great! He gained 40 lbs and gained his confidence which helped him in his career as an educator, his activity in sports, as well as intimate circumstances with his wife. He believes all this was possible because of his Stealth Belt. Georgio says, “Stealth Belt has given me the opportunity to keep my appliance lasting longer, to help prevent leaks, and to give me a strong and secure hold that helps solidify my confidence in my decision every single day. I am ever so grateful for this company and for this incredible invention that has given me my life back.”
- Playing ice hockey
- Playing softball