what better time than now to share my personal look at the IBD Adventures Trek “The Great Wall of China”
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Rob Hill stood on top of Mount Everest’s South Summit and became the first person living with an ostomy, to increase the quality of life for people living with inflammatory bowel disease in North America.
“It was really nice to be greeted in the airport by friends and family,” said Rob. “Coming out of the baggage claim area, seeing my parents and seeing Clinton with some of the other IBD Adventures trekkers was great, but the best for me was seeing the smiling face of my daughter. I’d been looking […]
Update 14: 2:00 PM Everest: All team members are back safely resting in their tents in camp four at the South Col. It is very unlikely they will descend to camp two given the late hour. Update 13: 10:45 AM Everest: All team members are below the South Summit and descending slowly. After more than 12 hours […]
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So, it was hard, right? Hard enough to give in? The idea was tempting, but I could not. Not with the encouragement I was getting from my new friends, and the example I was shown by a couple of teenagers who “won’t let IBD stop me!” I thought my trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp […]
Everest Trekkers Tony Bell Tony Bell was born with a defect in his colon that required him to have ostomy surgery immediately after his birth. A few years later, his ostomy was reversed, but, after years of struggling with incontinence, a then 9-year-old Tony received a permanent colostomy. All of a sudden, Tony’s life was […]
Not long after Robert Hill lost his colon in his fight with Crohn’s disease, and shortly after he had ileostomy surgery, he decided to run a marathon. Rob had always been active, but when he became sick with inflammatory bowel disease his health prevented him from living the same active lifestyle he’d enjoyed for years. […]