(We Need Ideas html) Successfully Completes 7 Summits Campaign

The most obvious and consistent manifestation of is the presence of blood in the stool. This occurs in almost every individual with . In fact, if someone with has never had blood in the stools, it is quite possible that the condition is Crohn’s disease rather than . Crohn’s disease is not always associated with blood in stool.

climber becomes first Canadian with Crohn’s disease to showcase that IBD Doesn’t Stop Him by climbing the on all seven continents.

Rob Hill has reached the of and achieved his goal of being the first Canadian with (IBD) to reach the top of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Rob suffers from Crohn’s disease, a painful condition affecting the .

Crohn’s, along with ulcerative colitis, affects more than 200,000 Canadians, and currently there is no cure.

Prior to his diagnosis in 1994 at the age of 23, Rob lived a very healthy and active life. At the onset of his symptoms, his life was put on hold. Everyday tasks such as climbing stairs became impossible, and as a result, Rob had his large intestine removed, and received an .

Through sheer determination, the help of a new treatment plan, and support of his family and friends, Rob learned to manage his disease and re-immerse himself in activities such as running and climbing. In addition, he made it his mission to not only overcome his disease, but to show others that having IBD doesn’t have to control their lives.

 

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About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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