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Ostomy Resolution Support UpdateRob HillIBD Adventures Trek to Machu PichuCharlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy SurgeryTeam Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program Jenn Stahl of Perryville, MD Honored with Great Comebacks® East Region Award  For Bravery in Battle against Crohn’s Disease and Efforts to Help Others Tony Snow Recipients Gear Up to Help Others in 2012Great Comebacks® Congratulates Comeback Kids™ Award Recipients Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup> Program Announces 2011 Tony Snow Public Service Award Recipient2014 Great Comebacks® Regional Award Recipients AnnouncedThe Phoenix Tour: Bob Baker Bikes 4,000 Miles to Raise Awareness and Funds for UOAAGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes WOC Nurse Heidi H. Cross at WOCN 43rd Annual Conference2001 Great Comebacks Recipient  Writes Book to Share Experience Young people With Intestinal Diseases Honored by Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup> for Efforts to Overcome Health Challenges and Achieve their Educational GoalsTony Snow Award Recipient LTC(R) Justin F. Blum Named 2011 National JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Randy Henniger Shares His Battle WonGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes National Award WinnersGreat Comebacks® Recipients at the UOAA Third National Conference: Rolf Interviewed on Sports Talk TV Show in Washington D.C.Meghan Tierney Hultman Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® Central Region AwardWound and Ostomy Nurse Joanna Burgess Honored for Exemplary Efforts to Help Patients and Families Face the Challenges of Ostomy SurgeryWalter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region AwardGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Model and Author, Jearlean Taylor, as National Award RecipientGreat Comebacks<sup>®</sup>  Advocates on the HillJacob Gottlieb of San Diego, CA Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® West Region AwardTriathlete Bo Parrish Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® South Region AwardColorectal cancer survivor Karen Lewis recognized for efforts to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and for completing 32 marathonsYouth Rally Summer Camp Only A Few Months Away!Great Comebacks® Recognizes Former Principal, Walter Brilhart, As National Award Recipient2012 Youth Rally Wraps Up Fun and Fitness in Colorado
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2014 Great Comebacks® Regional Award Recipients Announced
Regional Awards Recognize Achievements of People Overcoming the Challenges of Ostomy Surgery

November 21, 2014

The Great Comebacks® Program has announced the names of four regional award recipients for 2014. Now going into its 30th year, Great Comebacks recognizes the inspirational achievements of people ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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