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Walter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region Award2001 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 GoalsGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Model and Author, Jearlean Taylor, as National Award Recipient“Feet and Friends” Raise Awareness of Colon Cancer Colorectal cancer survivor Karen Lewis recognized for efforts to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and for completing 32 marathonsTriathlete Bo Parrish Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® South Region AwardOstomy Nurse Harriet Pilert Presented with Annual Great Comebacks®  Nurse Award at WOCN 44th Annual ConferenceJenn Stahl of Perryville, MD Honored with Great Comebacks® East Region Award  For Bravery in Battle against Crohn’s Disease and Efforts to Help Others Great Comebacks<sup>®</sup>  Advocates on the HillRandy Henniger Shares His Battle Won2014 Great Comebacks® Regional Award Recipients AnnouncedFriends and Family Know Best: Great Comebacks® Award Recipients Thank Those Who Encouraged Them to Apply Youth Rally Summer Camp Only A Few Months Away!Great Comebacks® Program Recognizes National Award WinnersTeam Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program Rob HillCharlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy SurgeryA Message from Rolf BenirschkeThe Phoenix Tour: Bob Baker Bikes 4,000 Miles to Raise Awareness and Funds for UOAAChief Warrant Officer Bob Cuyler Recognized for Advocacy Work with the UOAA Veterans Outreach ProgramGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Joanna Burgess, RN, As National Award RecipientReflections on Reaching New Heights in Machu Picchu 2012 Youth Rally Wraps Up Fun and Fitness in ColoradoJacob Gottlieb of San Diego, CA Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® West Region AwardGreat Comebacks® Congratulates Comeback Kids™ Award Recipients 2011 Great Comebacks West Region Award Recipient Randy Henniger Featured on News 10, Sacramento, CATony Snow Award Recipient LTC(R) Justin F. Blum Named 2011 National JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Ostomy Resolution Support UpdateRolf Interviewed on Sports Talk TV Show in Washington D.C.
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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 ...


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...


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