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Hemophiliac Denver Climber Breaks Barriers on Mt. Everest

Chris Bombardier became the first person with hemophilia to stand on top of the world last May.

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Overcoming the slew of health challenges and stereotypes that go along with having hemophilia (a blood clotting disorder), 31-year-old Chris Bombardier of Denver successfully summitted Mt. Everest on May 22–the first person with hemophilia ever to do so. Bombardier and his wife, Jessica, opened up to KOAA News about his quest to climb the Seven Summits, how a trip to Kenya inspired him to push the limits, and what his feat means for others living with hemophilia.

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