Being diagnosed with ’s disease was a life-changing experience for 16-year-old , but she has embraced it and used her experience to guide her mission of generating support and teaching the community about the disease.

When her doctor diagnosed the then-seventh-grader with Crohn’s, Adams looked to her mother, grateful that it was Crohn’s and not cancer, another possibility. Now that she finally had an answer, she wanted to start resolving the situation and pursue treatment.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal
R-JENERATION: Teen raising awareness, funds after diagnosis of Crohn’s disease
Las Vegas Review-Journal
According to the Crohn’s and of America, Crohn’s disease, which causes of the tract, affects as many as 700,000 Americans. Adams spreads awareness most prominently through the ,

About Rob Hill

In 1994, Rob was a fit, healthy 23-year-old, an amateur runner and athlete. Until that time, he had never really been sick. He didn’t even have a regular doctor. When the illness started, it progressed rapidly. Daily diarrhea. Sustained stomach cramps. The diagnosis was Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory condition of the digestive tract. It got worse, and his weight plummeted from 185 to 105 pounds. After a year and a half, it became clear that his large intestine, his colon, needed to be removed. Rob decided he had to do something about it. The Seven Summits campaign, which we call “No Guts Know Glory” grew from Rob’s love of sport, adventure and the outdoors. By taking it to the extreme, and on a global basis, Rob hopes to show people everywhere that having these diseases or having an ostomy, like Rob does, shouldn’t stop you from leading a full life. You may not be able to climb mountains, but there are so many other things you can do. To further this goal, Rob started the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS), from his home base in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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