Amber Wallace (Ostomy Diaries)

Patient Leader

I'm Amber, the creator of the Ostomy Diaries Youtube Channel, and Social Media Platforms. I have a Bachelor of Science degree, and love teaching High School Chemistry, and Physical Science. I am currently a graduate student pursuing a Masters degree in Secondary Education. ​ My journey with Inflammatory Bowel Disease began when I was nine years old. I was officially diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2008, and had a complete colectomy to receive my ostomy bag in 2016. Through the struggles of my disease, and many hospitalizations I became motivated to share my story. I have been blessed to share my journey with companies like 3M and Health Central. I currently serve on the Patient Leader Advisory Board for WEGO Health, and I attended the HealtheVoices Conference hosted by Janssen in Dallas Texas that helps equip patient leaders from across the globe. ​ The mission of the Ostomy Diaries is to educate, encourage, and inspire others with IBD and ostomies. Sharing my story has been healing, and I hope my transparency helps provide a sense of community for others who may feel alone or hopeless. Without God and my amazing support system I would not be here today. I am eternally grateful for this beautiful life I have been blessed with. Check out more of my journey on social media @ostomydiaries.

Location

Sevierville, TN

Past Awards Participation

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Youtube

Winner

Best Kept Secret

2019 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Youtube
Amber Wallace (Ostomy Diaries)

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