Hannah on Dec 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
My Nephew Oliver was born with Hirschsprung’s disease. He is currently in the NICU after getting an Ileostomy. I was looking for a teddy bear with a colostomy and when I saw the name of this bear and book I knew it was meant to be. My sister was so happy when she opened up Oliver’s gift. We now refer to him as “Awesome Ollie”.
Lorena on Dec 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
I bought this for my adult daughter who will have surgery this week. She absolutely loved it. We even read the book together and enjoyed the story line and the neat way it was written. She said she will definitely take it with her to the hospital. This is a very thoughtful product that can be given as a gift to anyone of any age.
susanlcraver on Nov 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
I just got my ileostomy and even as an adult, this bear makes me feel more secure. I love it!!!
Tracy on Nov 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is a great gift for anyone who is going through something like this.
Isabelle on Sep 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Simply gorgeous. Cannot express how in love i am with this bear. Such an amazing high quality gift. Thank you.
Dani on Sep 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Best bear ever!!! I recently got an ileostomy & to know there is someone making bears with a stoma is awesome! Bear is super soft and plush. Thank you so much!!!
Alicia on Sep 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
Bought this for my husband who just had emergency surgery with an ostomy placed, preparing to undergo chemo for colon cancer at only 49. My thought was to give him something fun that becomes somewhat of a comfort to him knowing it’s from his family. He loves it more than I expected he would! He loved the red button as a stoma and remarked right away how soft it is. He’s napping now while snuggled up with it. ❤️ Thank you so much! Would HIGHLY recommend!!
Lorena on Aug 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
I am very happy with my purchase. The quality of the plush bear is great and the accompanying book is precious. A perfect and very thoughtful gift for anyone going through surgery for UC.
jenboo on Aug 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful products that I’m sure kids would love, but also reassuring for this new ostomate.
Michelle on Jul 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Purchased as a gift for a dear friend who was going through the procedure. She has had a really rough time, and the bear has brought her great comfort. Her mom told me the quality was amazing and it’s incredibly soft.
October 2016, I gifted 8 teddy bears with red button stomas and velcro pouches to the WOCN's at my local children's hospital. They promised to give the bears to their pediatric Ostomy Patients. 24 months later, 5,000 bears had been gifted through 16 children's hospitals in the United States. Nurses across the country requested a book to go with the ostomy bears. A book to explain ostomy surgery and recovery to children. Pediatric WOCN's and Child Life Specialists consulted on the creation of the rhyming Awesome Ollie Book. The book is also available on Kindle through Amazon.
I underwent my own permanent ostomy surgery in December of 2015. This surgery gave me my life back! I swim, surf, travel, run, hike, bike and ride rollercoasters. I serve as President for one of the largest Ostomy Support groups in the United States, teach Ostomy 101 patient lifestyle classes at the University of California Medical Center and make ostomy teddy bears.
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