Ep. 6 - IV Presents Rob Hill - The Mountain Climber

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When Rob Hill was 23 he noticed something was wrong when he started experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. At the time he didn’t even have a GP, being a healthy young man, never having the occasion to need one. He was soon diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder with no known cure that affects the digestive tract. His body essentially attacked itself, triggering intense inflammation in his digestive organs, particularly his intestine, and at one point Rob dwindled to a skeletal 105 pounds and was unable to engage in daily activities let alone the sport he loved: climbing. Rob also runs the non-profit Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS). It conducts advocacy programs on behalf of all people living with intestinal diseases. Learn more here: www.weneedideas.ca Special thanks to Dianne Whelan for allowing us to use audio from her documentary 40 Days at Base Camp. To learn more about her work, please visit www.diannewhelan.com. Several tracks in this documentary were produced by Mark de Monoloq. Listen to his music here: www.markdemonoloq.bandcamp.com www.interestingvancouver.com www.diannewhelan.com Ro

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