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1st Support Group Meeting

Founder/President Hal Spaet of the Miami Ostomy Aftercare Program at the registration table with Sue Gale.

Miami Ostomy Aftercare Program, Inc., launched its Support Group with its first meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Jackson Memorial Hospital DTC #252. About 28 persons were in attendance, a nice combination of patients and medical professionals.

Group shot of some attendees at the first meeting of the Support Group. Seated at the front table are: Lynn Wolfson (left), President of the Weston Ostomy Support Group (in neighboring Broward County); Hal Spaet, Founder/President of the Miami Ostomy Aftercare Program; and Ana Restrepo, BSN, RN, CWON, who is Vice President of Miami Ostomy Aftercare and works at the University of Miami Hospital.

Rob Seaman, Secretary of Miami Ostomy Aftercare, (whose “day job” is with ConvaTec) was the master of ceremonies and led the introductions of attendees. MOA Vice President Ana Restrepo, B.S.N., R.N., C.W.O.N., with University of Miami Hospital, introduced the guest speaker whom she had invited, Crystal Rouhani, director of business development for Aventura Mall. Mrs. Rouhani spoke about being a care giver for her mother after her mother’s ostomy surgery. Founder/President Hal Spaet spoke personally to each person in attendance. Refreshments were provided.