Robert Hill (We Need Ideas html) Successfully Completes 7 Summits Campaign
Rob Hill has reached the South Summit of Mount Everest and achieved his goal of being the first Canadian with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (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 digestive system.
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 ostomy.
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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