Stephanie Marie Lindsey Hughes’ colon left this world May 7, 2012. It was 26 years old. The colon was removed during a planned colectomy at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.
Stephanie’s colon was born March 8, 1986, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
The colon spent the first 13 years of its life providing sustenance and digestive aid to Stephanie. In 1999, the colon was determined to be inflamed as a result of Crohn’s Disease. The colon spent the final half of its life struggling to provide the same vital services, but eventually succumbed to the disease.
The colon is survived by its host of 26 years, Stephanie. After several weeks of recovery, she hopes to return to a normal life. The colon has been replaced by an ostomy and stoma.
In lieu of flowers, please consider hugging the ostomate in your life today.