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SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your experience to help others with chronic FI start their journey to life-changing relief.

HELP OTHERS FIND RELIEF

Sharing your experience can help those who are struggling with chronic fecal incontinence (FI) and make a lasting impact on their lives. Here are three easy ways to share.


Write a Testimonial

WRITE A
TESTIMONIAL

Tell us about the relief you’re experiencing and how your life is different today. We may share your story in our education materials and on our website with others who are struggling with bowel control issues. You can reveal as much or as little about your journey as you like, and your name can be kept confidential.


BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

BECOME AN
AMBASSADOR

As a Patient Ambassador, you can share your story in one-on-one phone calls with people who are considering Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy. It's a unique opportunity to help those with chronic FI who are seeking candid answers from someone who has "been there" already. You can make as many calls as you like, at a time that works for you.


Speak Out In Your Community

SPEAK OUT IN
YOUR COMMUNITY

Too often, embarrassment prevents people with bowel control issues from getting the help they need. You can change that by speaking up about this important issue. Here are some tips for talking about your diagnosis, treatment, and results in your local community.

Posting on social media

  • Share your story on the networks you already use
  • Join chronic FI groups on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Be open about the realities of your experience
  • Contribute consistently and be open to questions

Sharing face-to-face

  • Contact local support groups for chronic FI or bowel issues
  • Offer to speak at community centers, libraries, and hospitals
  • Sign up to help educate at a local health fair
  • Tell your doctor you can speak with prospective patients

Speaking with journalists

  • Connect with a reporter covering health, community, or features
  • Think of a personal anecdote that really captures how you feel
  • Recall key details about your symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, and results
  • Prepare two or three simple, clear points to repeat during your interview

HOW TO CRAFT YOUR STORY

Here are some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your story:

  • What makes your story yours? What is unique about your experience?
  • What do you want people to remember? How you felt? Big decisions? Your results?
  • How much do you want to say? Share what feels comfortable.