WELL done 12-year-old Charlotte Anders, who featured in last week’s Star story showing how she has a stoma.

What an inspiration you are.
It takes a very brave person to do this.

My auntie had her ileostomy done more than 50 years ago and hardly anyone who knew her knew about her stoma because of the secrecy and embarrassment that went with it.

That way of thinking has caused her no end of health problems.

I hope that Charlotte’s story helps others realise times have changed.

It’s a normal part of life for a lot of people and there is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Paula, via Facebook