VeganOstomy

Patient Leader

My name is Eric, and I have a permanent ileostomy as a result of Crohn's Disease - and I eat plants (vegan since 2000). It was this unique combination of circumstances which led me to create the VeganOstomy blog. Since launching the site in 2013, I've been an advocate for all ostomates, offering product reviews, tips and information on living with a stoma. I love being active in the IBD/Ostomy community, and I feel so fortunate to be able to give back to the community that has given me the strength to push through my illness over the years.

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Community

Eric continues to be one of the most dedicated ostomy & IBD advocates on the Internet! His blog is an incredible resource that I’ve used for years! A real source of amazing information for people with IBD or a stoma, whether newly diagnosed/operated on, or ‘veterans’ like me!  — Thaila

Eric has made a welcoming community across several different platforms. As a new ostomate in 2016 he inspired me to start my own YouTube. He puts out trustworthy videos, blogs, and posts that are helpful to many patients!

Eric has created a community across several platforms that is welcoming and educational. He helped me in 2016 when I first had my colectomy. He inspired me to start my own YouTube channel. He provides trustworthy information on all of his platforms that is helpful to all kinds of Ostomates.  — Amber

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Winner

Best Kept Secret

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Lifetime Achievement Best in Show: Youtube

Winner

Best in Show: Blog

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

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