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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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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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