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‘ANOTHER WAY OF LIFE’

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP HELPS PEOPLE ADJUST

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 2:41 a.m.

Irene Boomhower, left, dishes up her plate as Tena Reese, center, helps her son, Caleb Reese, 11, with his plate of food at a recent Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group meeting at Oak Manor Christian Church in Fayetteville. About 35 people attend the monthly meetings, designed to offer education and support for those living with ostomies.

Marv Schlesinger has had numerous operations in his 78 years, including triple bypass surgery and a defi brillator implant.

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Sherman Treat, center, talks with Glen Odglen, from left, Swen Odglen and Gerene Treat during ostomy support group potluck me... (By: Samantha Baker)

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Tena Reese addresses fellow ostomy patients and family members during the a meeting in December. (By: Samantha Baker)

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Life, Pages 6 on 01/09/2013

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