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AFFECTED BY CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE “CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA”. TODAY THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH IS DEDICATED TO RAISING AWARENESS. IN TONIGHT’S HEALTH WATCH 10 — ONE LOCAL WOMAN IS SPEAKING OUT. NOT ONLY IS SHE BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE DISEASES — BUT SHE’S SPREADING HOPE. NEWS 10’S MELISSA CRASH HAS HER STORY. YOU WOULDN’T NOTICE IT – BUT BRANDIE THOMAS IS LIVING WITH CROHN’S DISEASE. BRANDIE WAS DIAGNOSED “8” YEARS AGO. SHE WAS ONLY “20” YEARS OLD. THE DISEASE ATTACKS THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. AND PATIENTS HAVE TO “SUFFER” THROUGH THE SIDE-AFFECTS. “MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ON A DATE AT BDUBS AND I WAS IN THE BATHROOM THE ENTIRE TIME. HE ATE DINNER BY HIMSELF, MY DINNER WAS COLD.. AND I DIDN’T EVEN WANT IT BECAUSE I FELT SO NAUSEOUS.” “AND THEN HE TOOK ME TO LOOK AT ENGAGEMENT RINGS. AND I WAS LIKE .. I DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO BE THERE.” THAT’S WHEN BRANDIE KNEW IT WAS TIME TO MAKE A LIFE CHANGING DECISION. “THIS IS A MOMENT I SHOULD BE ENJOYING, AND CELEBRATING – AND BECAUSE OF MY CROHN’S DISEASE I WASN’T ABLE TO ENJOY IT.” BRANDIE UNDER-WENT SURGERY — TO WAKE UP, WITH AN OSTOMY BAG. “THIS SAVED MY LIFE. I PROBABLY WOULDN’T BE HERE TALKING TO YOU TODAY IF I DIDN’T TAKE THIS STEP.” BRANDIE’S EXPERIENCE, ENCOURAGED HER TO START A BUSINESS CALLED “STOMA STYLES.” “I WORK OUT, I TAUGHT DANCE, I DO YOGA, I SWIM, I GO RUNNING, I DO MARATHONS AND 5-K’S, IT’S NOT GOING TO STOP YOUR LIFE FROM HAPPENING.” STOMA STYLES IS A PERSONAL STYLING SERVICE FOR WOMEN WITH OSTOMY BAGS. HER MISSION — IS TO SHARE STORIES, STYLING TIPS AND CONFIDENCE. “YOU’RE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF YOUR COLON, AND YOU’RE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF YOUR FAVORITE SHIRT – JUST FINDING YOUR NEW STYLE WITH YOUR OSTOMY BAG.” PROVING THAT AN OSTOMY BAG, CAN BE CONSIDERED .. JUST ANOTHER ACCESSORY. “I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING THROUGH, AND IT’S OKAY WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.” IN TERRE HAUTE WITH CHIEF PHOTOJOURNALIST MIKE LATTA – MELISSA CRASH – NEWS 10 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT “STOMA STYLES” — OR TO GET IN CONTACT WITH BRANDIE ABOUT HER SERVICES.. HEAD OVER TO OUR WEBSITE AT WTHI-TV DOT COM. GO AHEAD AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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