Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program

You are not alone!

Talk to someone who has been there.

Overview

Speak with a Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador who can share their experiences about living with intestinal dysfunction and intestinal failure, or what it is like going through intestinal rehabilitation or transplantation.

Learn about our Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program.

No one knows how to best cope with intestinal illness like someone who lives with it every day. This is why we created the Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program.

How it Works

Participating in the program takes 3 simple steps- Join, Match, Connect

Join

Interested participants fill out a participant form for the program. (coming soon)

Experienced patients and caregivers fill out this application to become an Ambassador. (currently accepting)

Match

View our Ambassador profiles. Once you find a match, participants fill out our form. Upon completion of the form, participants receive an email with a link to a listing of Ambassador emails. 

Connect

The participant sends an introductory call request email, and the participant and Ambassador have a scheduled online chat or phone call.

Coming Soon for Participants!: We are still finding our Ambassadors. Check back in March 2021 to start matching and connecting. In the meantime, to stay up-to-date on our Ambassador program, virtual events, and access other downloads we have to offer, sign-up here.

You may also see our other support programs on our support homepage.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this program for?


Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador's support patients and their loved ones wherever they are in their intestinal journey:

  • Patients and their loved ones diagnosed with intestinal dysfunction, such as Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), Intestinal Failure, or Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO).
  • Parents of children born with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) or other causes of intestinal failure, such as Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO).
  • Patients and their loved ones embarking on the path of intestinal rehabilitation.
  • Patients and their loved ones moving forward on the journey of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.
  • Parents of children facing intestinal rehabilitation or transplantation.
  • Patients seeking guidance in coping with chronic illness.




Who are Transplant Unwrapped Ambassadors?


  • An “experienced” (had a long time, had many treatments for) patient, or caregiver living with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), intestinal failure, or other intestinal dysfunction, such as Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO)
  • Patient, or their caregiver, who has gone through intestinal rehabilitation.
  • Patient, or their caregiver, who has gone through intestinal or multivisceral transplantation.
Transplant Unwrapped Ambassaadors provide support, but they do not provide medical advice.




Why should you be a participant in the Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program?


  • Speak with someone who had been through a similar situation.
  • Hearing someone’s story and perspective can help you adjust to what you may be going through.




How does the program work for a participant?


1. Join: Fill out the form on the Transplant Unwrapped Website. 2. Match: After completing the form, you will receive an email with a link to Ambassador profiles. Review the profiles, select an Ambassador, and send an email with an introductory call request. 3. Connect: The Ambassador will respond to your email to set-up a time to chat online or have a phone call.




Are all connections one-to-one?


Yes, you are matched with an Ambassador and schedule a one-to-one call or online chat. If you’d like to connect with a larger group, you are welcome to join our Facebook Support Group or attend one of our virtual support group sessions.




Are conversations private?


Yes, all information is kept confidential between you and your Ambassador unless specified otherwise.