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Robert Hill

Robert Hill was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 23. After having had ostomy surgery years later, Robert made a commitment to raise awareness about intestinal diseases through travelling and climbing to extreme heights through his initiative 7Summits.
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7 Ways I Brought Awareness to Ostomy With My Climbing Boots

Posted by Robert Hill

August 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 7 Ways I Brought Awareness to Ostomy With My Climbing Boots


I am very happy to have Yes Wellness lending their support to my Kilimanjaro fundraising trek for many reasons, but first a mini intro.

My name is Robert Hill. In my early twenties I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and soon after needed a surgery to save my life. Today, I live with an ileostomy and without my colon. Years ago, I would have wanted you to feel sorry for me because I felt sorry for myself – but that was a long time ago. That was a time before I realized that knowledge was key and that I had been handed a second chance to live life. Why waste this second chance?

Once my new outlook on life had taken root, I thought:

  • No one talks about intestinal issues
  • Information is hard to find
  • Good and relevant information is even harder to find
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Topics: Nutrition

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