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NFLD Invention company creates Revolutionary One Pass Ostomy

Patient living with Crohn’s Disease Invents Device that Restores Dignity For Immediate Release St. John’s NFLD: December 16, 2010 The saying goes that if mother is the necessity of invention, then ingenuity is the father. And for Phil Rondeau of Uncle Phil’s Think Tank, the inspiration to create a better way to live with an ostomy came from firsthand knowledge; he had one. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the colon which allows for the discharge of body wastes into a pouch like mechanism. The most widely known type of ostomy is the colostomy. Inventor Phil Rondeau was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 18, and after several surgeries, had an ileostomy in 1997. Finding that...

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Little device means dignity for ostomy patients

Printed 22 Nov 2010 | The Telegram (St. John’s)BY JAMES MCLEOD Republished with permission from the Telegram - www.thetelegram.comPhoto by James McLeod / The Telegram It’s a deceptively simple device — two sticks, a hinge and a clip. But it holds the potential to insert a bit of dignity and convenience into the lives of millions of people who live with an ostomy. “I can’t speak for everybody, but if and when they get it off the ground, I would have one,” said Gerald Randell, who has had an ostomy for about two years. “With this device that they’ve got, I chuck it in my pocket and I go.” An ostomy is a surgical implant which diverts waste into a...

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