ABOUT one in every 500 people in the UK have a stoma bag but many of us have never seen one because they are often hidden away. Best friends Ailish Evans and Summer Griffiths decided to change that.
The pair, who have ulcerative colitis, say they want to show it’s not just older people who have colostomy pouches, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Both women have had their colons removed and wear bags which collect waste from their digestive systems.
“When you’ve got a problem with your bowel it can be quite embarrassing but we really need to put that aside and talk about it,” says Ailish, who lives in Corringham.
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