About Me

Hello! My name is Collin Jarvis, and in March of 2014, I became an Ostomate due to a severe case of Ulcerative Colitis. Since then, I have backpacked across New Zealand and Italy, run [unofficial] Ostomy Bag World Records in the mile, 3k steeplechase, and 5k, and completed my degree from UC Berkeley!

(Here is a short video describing my experience coming back to the track with an Ostomy!)

I now have my sights set firmly on the Boston Marathon in 2017! Check out this article from Phoenix Magazine:

Phoenix Magazine Article (Short)

I’ve started this website and blog as a way to give back to those who are suffering from Crohn’s and Colitis, and for anyone who has had an Ileostomy and lives with the bag. I know how difficult it is to stay positive through such life altering experiences, so it is my hope¬†that these stories about my past and present will help inspire and motivate everyone who visits to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle, despite any challenge they may face along the way!