20/40 Focus Group - ASPOA
This corner is devoted to stories of Young Adult Ostomates who made initiatives and made a difference in helping fellow ostomates adjust and serve others. This is their spotlight!
Hajime Hino, JOA 20/40 focus group leader
JOA 20/40 focus group celebrated its 4th year anniversary last June 2012 At present, the group has 86 members now. The group leader is Mr. Hajime Hino. They conducted a meeting for young ostomates in Fukuoka in January this year. This was followed with the 20/40 focus meeting during the JOA annual conference of Niigata last June. By holding an exchange meeting, although it is little-by-little, the link of young ostomates in Japan is being developed.
Mr. Hino san shares "I think that it is a result of the publicity work from our blog or from every direction. We get a subsidy and is creating a booklet for young ostomates. In the booklet, experiences, from a childhood such as entering school, employment, and love, are discussed and introduced. We hope to complete this by October.
We are planning an event in October. We will let you know soon.