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Great Comebacks® Program Recognizes National Award Winners
Date:6/5/2011

the Marlboro County High School Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Program and as an instructor of JROTC at the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy. He commands soldiers in the South Carolina State Guard for Homeland Security and develops community collaborative partnerships for the United States Army Cadet Command.

"I use my ostomy as an example to show kids 'don't give up'," said Justin. "I'm able to give the kids something they haven't been given before; an example of leadership and character to raise their self esteem and motivation."

Justin, 58, lives in Florence, SC with his wife and three children and volunteers in many nonprofit initiatives such as the American Red Cross, the Marlboro County Cancer Relay for Life and the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.

About the Great Comebacks® Program

Now in its third decade, the Great Comebacks® Program raises awareness of quality of life issues for people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery. The mission of Great Comebacks® is to provide information and inspiration to people facing the emotional and physical challenges of living with serious intestinal diseases and ostomy surgery. The program also aims to remove the stigma surrounding ostomy surgery and to educate patients, their families and friends, and the general public that ostomy surgery can be a second chance to fulfill dreams, and lead a full and productive life with joy and passion. For more information, please visit www.GreatComebacks.com.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas – Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices – ConvaTe
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