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Cancerversary - When Is It?

July 7, 2012
by Staci Wills This week marks my three-year cancerversary – I think? Do you celebrate your cancerversary based on the day you were diagnosed or the day you finished chemo? Three years, in relation to my age (35), is a very short time. Three years goes by so quickly. Major life changes happen in…

Meet Mr. July - Tim Maiorca

July 7, 2012
Welcome Mr. July! We're excited to introduce you to this brave stage IV survivor and share his story with you. And you're welcome ladies, we know many of you are aren't going to mind seeing him all month! The BASICS about TIM MAIORCA Name: Tim Maiorca Diagnosis: Stage IV colon cancer on March 20,…

Celebrating Success -- Another Milestone Achieved!

June 6, 2012
by Staci Wills Well, I did it! I have been irrigating my colostomy for several months, and for the most part my bowels are pretty regular. Like I said a few days ago, I have never had the courage to wear only a stoma cap outside the walls of my house, but yesterday I did it, and I plan to do it…

Irrigation: It's Not Just For Crops Anymore!

June 6, 2012
by Staci Wills   This blog won’t always be about ostomies, but since Belle opened the door, here is another spin on life as an ostomate. At 32, I was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer. Because of how low in the rectum my tumor was located, I had no other option but to have a colostomy.…

Meet Ms. June - Kim Hall Jackson

June 6, 2012
Kim Hall Jackson - what a gem. She's our Ms. June and boy does she have a great story. Read on to learn not only about how she survived rectal cancer but how she continues to make a difference and continually give back - constantly grateful for every blessing in her life. The BASICS about KIM HALL…

Meet Ms. May - Connie Belden

May 5, 2012
We can't think of a better way to celebrate May Day than to introduce you to Connie Belden. She's one of the quickest-witted people we know and brings a smile to everyone she meets. And a joke. Learn a little bit more about Ms. May 2012, Connie Belden! The BASICS about CONNIE BELDEN Name: Connie…

Meet Mr. April - Dan Wilson

April 4, 2012
We know it's April Fools Day and all but our newest Colondar model to be featured throughout April is no joke. Dan's a marathoner who's run a race in all 50 states. His story is inspiring, encouraging and eye-opening. Read on to learn a little bit more about Mr. April 2012, Dan Wilson! The BASICS…

Meet Mr. March 2012 | Roger Rojas

March 3, 2012
Happy Colon Cancer Awareness Month! To celebrate, meet one amazing survivor, Mr. March, Roger Rojas! Roger is an avid runner, Steelers fan (although he's from Texas) and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Read on to learn a little bit more about him. The BASICS about ROGER ROJAS Name: Roger…

Announcing the 2013 Models!

February 2, 2012
We've got another AMAZING group of models that will be showing off their scars and sharing their stories with everyone in the 2013 Colondar! Please join us in celebrating our next round of Colondar models! Gals in the 2013 Colondar Dawn Gagliardi- Smyrna, GA Dana Holbrook- Point Pleasant, NJ…

Meet Miss February 2012 - Belle Piazza

February 2, 2012
February is the month of love, and oh how fitting that as we introduce Miss February 2012. Belle Piazza is a charming mom of two and avid gardener from Battle Ground, WA. She's fun, spirited and a fighter. Read on to learn a little bit more about Belle. The BASICS about BELLE PIAZZA Name: Belle…