Hi, my name is Katie! I’m an ostomate and have an ileostomy from Ulcerative Colitis. Having an ostomy hasn’t stopped me, as I am passionate about Martial Arts and teaching children self-defense as well as capoeira! I am also a writer and enjoy writing poetry. I wanted to be a Patient Coach because I admire the unique and positive approach that the program takes. Using my personal experiences to help mentor and guide other ostomy patients to ensure that they do not feel alone in this journey is invaluable.