Back from Everest
Much has changed in Rob Hill's life since he became the first person with an ostomy to summit the highest peaks on seven continents, including Mount Everest. In doing so, he showed just how much a person with Crohn's disease can achieve.
Crohn's is a chronic autoimmune condition that can affect any part of the digestive tract. It is, like ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The body essentially attacks itself, triggering intense inflammation that wears away digestive organs, particularly the intestine.
Rob is still committed to reducing the stigma of Crohn's, but his personal focus has shifted to a different kind of challenge. He spends much of his time at home in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his life now revolving around his family—his wife, Monica, 5-year-old daughter Eden, and 3-year-old son Liam.