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Great Comebacks® Recognizes Joanna Burgess, RN, As National Award RecipientGo Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!Randy Henniger Shares His Battle WonA Message from Rolf Benirschke2001 Great Comebacks Recipient  Writes Book to Share Experience Reflections on Reaching New Heights in Machu Picchu “Feet and Friends” Raise Awareness of Colon Cancer 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 marathonsGreat Comebacks® Program Recognizes National Award WinnersTeam Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program A Message from Rolf Benirschke Ostomy Nurse Harriet Pilert Presented with Annual Great Comebacks®  Nurse Award at WOCN 44th Annual Conference2011 Great Comebacks West Region Award Recipient Randy Henniger Featured on News 10, Sacramento, CAIBD Adventures Trek to Machu PichuGreat Comebacks<sup>®</sup> Program Announces 2011 Tony Snow Public Service Award RecipientGreat Comebacks<sup>®</sup>  Advocates on the Hill2012 Youth Rally Wraps Up Fun and Fitness in ColoradoGreat Comebacks® Recipients at the UOAA Third National Conference: Walter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region AwardOstomy Resolution Support UpdateGreat Comebacks® Congratulates Comeback Kids™ Award Recipients Charlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy SurgeryJacob Gottlieb of San Diego, CA Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® West Region AwardTony Snow Recipients Gear Up to Help Others in 2012Make Your Voice Heard on World Ostomy Day! Rob HillWound and Ostomy Nurse Joanna Burgess Honored for Exemplary Efforts to Help Patients and Families Face the Challenges of Ostomy SurgeryTony Snow Award Recipient LTC(R) Justin F. Blum Named 2011 National JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI) 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
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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 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...


Make Your Voice Heard on World Ostomy Day!
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October 4, 2012

To recognize World Ostomy Day on October 6, ConvaTec, the sponsor of the Great Comebacks® Program, and the International Ostomy Association have joined together to sponsor the Let’s Be Heard! Vid...


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