My name is Rena, and Ulcerative Colitis is what led me to my permanent ileostomy. I am a cat lover and have two celebrity cats, Chip and Mama! I used to work as a graphic designer, but followed my passion and became a licensed acupuncturist. I love visiting adventurous places. I’ve traveled to Switzerland and Hawaii with my ostomy! I became a Patient Coach because coaching other ostomates brings me a lot of joy. I’ve learned a lot through my personal experiences as an ostomate, and it’s gratifying being able to pass that knowledge on to others!