This is my story

About Amber

Hey there!

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.

- Amber 

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