The Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago is composed primarily of people with ostomies. Our purpose is to offer mutual emotional aid, support and connection through our members who have learned to live life to the fullest with an ostomy. We provide regular educational programs especially designed for people with ostomies. Our programs and meetings share communications for us to be informed of the historical as well as cutting edge advancements in medical technology related to ostomy surgery patients. We engage in advocacy in the greater community to communicate and promote the needs of people with ostomies . . . everywhere.