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Great Comebacks® Recognizes Joanna Burgess, RN, As National Award RecipientGreat Comebacks® Recognizes Model and Author, Jearlean Taylor, as National Award RecipientGreat 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 GoalsGreat Comebacks<sup>®</sup>  Advocates on the HillMeghan Tierney Hultman Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® Central 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 ConferenceTriathlete Bo Parrish Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® South Region AwardA Message from Rolf BenirschkeGreat Comebacks® Recipients at the UOAA Third National Conference: A Message from Rolf Benirschke Walter Brilhart of Westminster, MD Receives 2012 Great Comebacks® East Region AwardThe Phoenix Tour: Bob Baker Bikes 4,000 Miles to Raise Awareness and Funds for UOAARob HillYouth Rally Summer Camp Only A Few Months Away!2011 Great Comebacks West Region Award Recipient Randy Henniger Featured on News 10, Sacramento, CACharlie Grotevant Makes Global News After Completing Over 1,000 Races Since His Ostomy Surgery2014 Great Comebacks® Regional Award Recipients AnnouncedColorectal cancer survivor Karen Lewis recognized for efforts to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and for completing 32 marathonsFriends and Family Know Best: Great Comebacks® Award Recipients Thank Those Who Encouraged Them to Apply Tony Snow Recipients Gear Up to Help Others in 2012IBD Adventures Trek to Machu PichuTeam Up!  Join the CCFA Team Challenge National Training Program Rolf Interviewed on Sports Talk TV Show in Washington D.C.Randy Henniger Shares His Battle Won“Feet and Friends” Raise Awareness of Colon Cancer Great Comebacks® Congratulates Comeback Kids™ Award Recipients Ostomy Resolution Support Update2001 Great Comebacks Recipient  Writes Book to Share Experience
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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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