Stoma in a teacup

Patient Leader

Hi I'm Shell aka Stoma in a teacup. I'm 34 & suffered active UC for 10 years. I had my colon & rectum removed in Jul 15 & decided to turn my negative into a positive, by helping others. I began a local UK IBD and Ostomy support group, in Feb 2015 & am the founder of Facebook support groups Making Ostomies Cool & PositiviTea & IBD. My blog is where I offer my own experiences and share reputable info, guidance & raise vital awareness. I also support many one-to-one. I'm an active advocate & wish to help improve pt care via public speaking & advising on pt requirements through research progs. I model ostomy underwear for Vanilla Blush & have written for a variety of ostomy orgs.


Minster On Sea, ENG


Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Best in Show: Community Best in Show: Facebook

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero Rookie of the Year

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Advocating For Another Best in Show: Facebook Patient Leader Hero
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