Amber Wallace (Ostomy Diaries)

Patient Leader

I'm Amber! I have Crohn's disease and had a complete colectomy. I now live life with an ostomy bag, and a huge smile. I desire to use humor and light heartedness to help educate and encourage other Ostomates. I want my YouTube channel, and other social media platforms to be a place where patients can learn, and be encouraged to live their life to the fullest. Life without a colon and with a bag is pretty rad, and I like showing people that! I spent over 50 days at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Over 20 in the ICU. Crohn's Disease, blood transfusions, C Diff, a colectomy, and a blood clot were how I spent the summer of 2016. I want to use my experience and motivation to help other people!

Location

Sevierville, TN

Nominations

Best in Show: Youtube

Winner

Best Kept Secret

I'm Amber! I'm a Science teacher at an Alternative Learning School in Gatlinburg, TN. Making people feel alive and cared for is what fuels me. From my endless poop jokes and laughs, to sharing my heart and tears with a stranger, my passion is loving people, (with queso dip in a close second). I love educating Ostomates through humor and smiles!

Amber works so hard to help encourage everyone she meets. She does a great job sharing educational information for people with an ostomy on YouTube. Her videos help make people smile, and cope with having an ostomy.  — Katie

Amber has taken an unbelievable obstacle in her life and has turned it into a positive for so many!!  — Teaka

Amber Wallace (Ostomy Diaries)

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