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2012 Youth Rally Wraps Up Fun and Fitness in ColoradoWalter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region AwardReflections on Reaching New Heights in Machu Picchu Young people With Intestinal Diseases Honored by Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup> for Efforts to Overcome Health Challenges and Achieve their Educational GoalsColorectal cancer survivor Karen Lewis recognized for efforts to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and for completing 32 marathonsMeghan Tierney Hultman Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® Central Region AwardTeam Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program 2011 Great Comebacks West Region Award Recipient Randy Henniger Featured on News 10, Sacramento, CAGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Model and Author, Jearlean Taylor, as National Award RecipientIBD Adventures Trek to Machu PichuOstomy Resolution Support UpdateTony Snow Award Recipient LTC(R) Justin F. Blum Named 2011 National JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Randy Henniger Shares His Battle WonTriathlete Bo Parrish Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® South Region AwardOstomy Nurse Harriet Pilert Presented with Annual Great Comebacks®  Nurse Award at WOCN 44th Annual ConferenceGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes WOC Nurse Heidi H. Cross at WOCN 43rd Annual ConferenceA Message from Rolf BenirschkeChief Warrant Officer Bob Cuyler Recognized for Advocacy Work with the UOAA Veterans Outreach ProgramJenn Stahl of Perryville, MD Honored with Great Comebacks® East Region Award  For Bravery in Battle against Crohn’s Disease and Efforts to Help Others The Phoenix Tour: Bob Baker Bikes 4,000 Miles to Raise Awareness and Funds for UOAAGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Joanna Burgess, RN, As National Award RecipientJacob Gottlieb of San Diego, CA Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® West Region AwardTony Snow Recipients Gear Up to Help Others in 2012A Message from Rolf Benirschke Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup> Program Announces 2011 Tony Snow Public Service Award RecipientRolf Interviewed on Sports Talk TV Show in Washington D.C.Friends and Family Know Best: Great Comebacks® Award Recipients Thank Those Who Encouraged Them to Apply Great Comebacks® Congratulates Comeback Kids™ Award Recipients Charlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy SurgeryYouth Rally Summer Camp Only A Few Months Away!
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Great Comebacks® Recognizes Model and Author, Jearlean Taylor, as National Award Recipient
Fashion model shares her story of growing up with two ostomies in Pretty Girl Blues.

August 27, 2014

Congratulations to Jearlean Taylor of Baltimore, MD, named this year’s Great Comebacks® National Award recipient at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society™ 46th Annual Confe...


Great Comebacks® Recognizes Former Principal, Walter Brilhart, As National Award Recipient
Lifelong educator pays it forward by teaching others how to succeed after ostomy surgery

August 21, 2013

Congratulations to Walter Brilhart of Westminster, MD, named this year’s Great Comebacks® National Award recipient at at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society™ 45th Annual ...


A Message from Rolf Benirschke

May 22, 2013

It is hard to believe that Great Comebacks is almost 30 years old now but it is! Looking back it was the diagnosis of my Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 1978 and subsequent ostomy surgery in 1979 for ul...


Walter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region Award
Life-long educator and avid outdoorsman living with an ostomy inspires others

November 21, 2012

PRINCETON, NJ October 19, 2012 - The Great Comebacks® Program has named Walter (Walt) Brilhart of Westminster, Maryland the 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region Award recipient for his courageo...


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