Donations to this fund celebrate an ostomate’s second chance for healthy living following surgery. Donations usually multiply an amount set by the donor ($1, $5, $10, etc.) times the number of years since surgery of the person they are honouring. Most donations come from the ostomate themselves with the following statement:
The anniversary date of my stoma is________________ and to celebrate my second chance for healthy living, I am sending the sum of $ __________ per year since I had my ostomy surgery.