Ostomate Runs Fastest Marathon Ever
Collin Jarvis, Vice President of Stealth Belt Inc. just ran one of the fastest marathons ever with an ostomy, proving that those with an ostomy have no limits. He recently ran the Edmonton Marathon and finished in third place with a time of 2:27:30.
Collin Jarvis was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013 when he was 21 years old. 8 months after his initial diagnosis, he was forced to undergo emergency surgery to have his large intestine removed and ileostomy placement. After surgery, Collin returned to college to finish his degree and prove to the world that he still had what it takes to compete with some of the highest level distance runners in the country.
We would like to share his inspirational story from the recent issue of Runner’s World. With Collin’s permission, please follow this link to read his story and learn more about his recent marathon.
Collin now works with Stealth Belt. The Stealth Belt is a variety of ostomy belts designed to help you live your life to the fullest. If you would like to learn more about Collin and his work with Stealth Belt, please visit www.stealthbelt.com
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