My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video and Thoughts (w/ video)

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I was recording a video this afternoon for an upcoming product review, and I received a notification from Google+.  Interested about why I’d be tagged in a comment from Megan, The Front Butt YouTuber, I checked out the post and subsequent video.  Megan had posted an awareness video for ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; you might know it as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  

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Happy 1st Blogiversary VeganOstomy! GIVEAWAY

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One year ago today, I launched the VeganOstomy Blog.  I started it with the wish to share my experience of having an ileostomy due to Crohn’s disease while maintaining a vegan lifestyle.  I’ve learned so much in the past year and hope that I’ve provided some entertainment and education along the way.

What-you-do-makes-aThrough the blog, I’ve been contacted by so many wonderful people who are at a critical point in their lives.   Some have Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, and others have cancer, but everyone is a fighter. The strength I witness from people who’ve been to hell and back is truly inspiring.  Without your stories, my efforts would be wasted.  Know that I stand beside you in support, and know that you are not alone.

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#getyourbellyout – the campaign that changed IBD advocacy

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We have so many amazing advocates in the IBD and ostomy community, but one team of advocates really stands out with a campaign they’ve been able to turn into an international sensation, and that’s the #GetYourBellyOut movement.

Started in March 2014, the #getyourbellyout team is made up of four incredibly hard-working ladies: Victoria Marie (twitter @colitisandme), Gem Gem (twitter @wales28), Sahara (twitter @Sahara88uk) and Lorna (twitter @lornamary_1981).

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