Saleem Juma, a fitness model who once suffered from depression and lives with an ostomy bag attached to his stomach, is Mr. Washington state and will represent Washington in the next Mr. United States competition.
Juma is also a candidate for Mr. America 2017 and has been on radio shows and featured on many news sites spreading his cause.
Juma is in the process of developing his own organization, Ostomy Simply, designed to empower those with conditions such as his, with a focus on severe gastrointestinal medical conditions.
The next Mr. United States will be crowned in New Orleans, La. in July.
Michael Quear says
We need more folks to come forward and say ‘I have and ostomy.’
Good for you
Ostomate since I was 18 – 42 years ago
That is so cool that you don’t let your bag get in the way, I’m sure you are a huge inspiration for a lot of people! I also have an ostomy, I don’t let it get in the way, but my pain is a different story. Anyways I think you are an awesome guy!!
I pray that your life story will forever be inspiring and that others look at you with hope to get through anything. You are an amazing man and I am inspired daily by your strength.
Love you FUTURE MR. UNITED STATES!!!!!!
What an inspiration!!! My daughter is 16 with an ostomy and love showing her she will overcome!!!
Woo-hoo! Love to see someone do something so outstanding!!!