POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY –
Rachel is an amazing young lady with a life limiting condition which has resulted in her having two stoma bags – a Urostomy and a Ileostomy. She created her pioneering blog www.rocking2stomas.co.uk in January 2017 due to lack of online support and information, and created a Facebook group called ‘Double Baggers Ostomy Support Group’, finally forming a place in the community to go for support. A passionate advocate, Rachel works tirelessly to shine a light on urostomy awareness and launched a campaign creating a poster with 26 urostomates showing their bags #WeeBagsUnite. This incredible role model has been to Copenhagen Coloplast (Stoma company) headquarters twice sharing her story on stage and changing her stoma bag in front of one thousand nurses. Recently, Rachel went to the beach in a bikini with her two stomas visible and wrote a Facebook post to remove stigma that garnered 40,000 views.
SHARING IS CARING!