We'd like to introduce you to Rhonda Hayes, one of our senior Patient Coaches! Her experience as a Patient Coach has taught her a lot and she has learned even more about her ostomy! Rhonda has had her ostomy her entire life, so her knowledge and experience make her an invaluable mentor! To learn more about Rhonda and how she can support you, or how you can become a part of the Patient Coach Program, please visit: www.club11health.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patientcoaches/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachesPatient Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patientcoac... Music: www.bensound.com & https://www.free-stock-music.com/

Rhonda was born with birth defects that resulted in an ileostomy at a few months of age.

Rhonda was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She is the youngest of four girls and has had a passion for helping others since a very young age. Rhonda earned a degree in nursing in June of 2006.

She became a pediatric gastroenterology nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC, where she was able to assist patients in understanding diagnosis and treatment of various gastroenterological health problems. Pediatrics was the perfect place to start her career due to her passion to help children and their families with the same condition as herself.

Due to other health issues, Rhonda had to resign from nursing in 2011. Since then, Rhonda has been searching for ways to help others. 11 Health has given her the opportunity to continue helping ostomy patients and their families. She believes having an ostomy at an early age has helped her to become a more compassionate person. With her desire to help others, Rhonda feels she will be able to provide excellent support to 11 Health patients.

Rhonda enjoys spending time with family, reading, and watching movies.