Living with an ostomy can be challenging.  

Finding the right products can make all the difference in your quality of life after surgery. 


Here are some connections to resources to help you get in touch with a community and get back to life.


  1. UOAAUnited Ostomy Associations of America Inc

    UOAA is an association of affiliated, non-profit, support groups dedicated to improving the quality of life of people who have or will have an intestinal or urinary ostomy.

  2. Vegan Ostomy 

    Helping people who have a stoma to live happier lives. Includes ostomy product reviews, stoma care, support forum, videos, and tips for ostomates.

  3. OstomyConnection | A Hub for Ostomates

    We're helping ostomates stay connected to the stories and topics that affect their daily lives.

  4. UCJarvisRun

    Hello! My name is Collin Jarvis, and in March of 2014, I became an Ostomate due to a severe case of Ulcerative Colitis. Since then, I have backpacked across New Zealand and Italy, run [unofficial] Ostomy Bag World Records in the mile, 3k steeplechase, and 5k, and completed my degree from UC Berkeley!