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2011 Great Comebacks West Region Award Recipient Randy Henniger Featured on News 10, Sacramento, CAGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes National Award WinnersYoung people With Intestinal Diseases Honored by Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup> for Efforts to Overcome Health Challenges and Achieve their Educational GoalsIBD Adventures Trek to Machu PichuA Message from Rolf Benirschke Team Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program Rolf Interviewed on Sports Talk TV Show in Washington D.C.Meghan Tierney Hultman Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® Central Region AwardOstomy Nurse Harriet Pilert Presented with Annual Great Comebacks®  Nurse Award at WOCN 44th Annual ConferenceOstomy Resolution Support UpdateCharlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy SurgeryWound and Ostomy Nurse Joanna Burgess Honored for Exemplary Efforts to Help Patients and Families Face the Challenges of Ostomy SurgeryGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Former Principal, Walter Brilhart, As National Award RecipientGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Joanna Burgess, RN, As National Award RecipientYouth Rally Summer Camp Only A Few Months Away!Reflections on Reaching New Heights in Machu Picchu Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup>  Advocates on the HillJenn Stahl of Perryville, MD Honored with Great Comebacks® East Region Award  For Bravery in Battle against Crohn’s Disease and Efforts to Help Others Colorectal cancer survivor Karen Lewis recognized for efforts to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and for completing 32 marathonsTony Snow Award Recipient LTC(R) Justin F. Blum Named 2011 National JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Chief Warrant Officer Bob Cuyler Recognized for Advocacy Work with the UOAA Veterans Outreach Program2001 Great Comebacks Recipient  Writes Book to Share Experience A Message from Rolf BenirschkeJacob Gottlieb of San Diego, CA Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® West Region AwardGreat Comebacks<sup>®</sup> Program Announces 2011 Tony Snow Public Service Award RecipientRandy Henniger Shares His Battle WonWalter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region AwardTony Snow Recipients Gear Up to Help Others in 2012Rob HillGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes WOC Nurse Heidi H. Cross at WOCN 43rd Annual Conference
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A unifying feeling for many people after ostomy surgery is that they can again lead a full and productive life. The Great Comebacks® Program recognizes these inspirational individuals, both in their personal lives and in their contributions to their communities.
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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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