Rob Besecker and Eddie Arruza

May 05, 2015 — The Most Unexpected Journey

My latest interview was broadcast live on Wednesday, May 5th while visiting the WTTW Channel 11’s show “Chicago Tonight” with Eddie Arruza. Eddie was another wonderful host I met after communicating with the show’s producer. The both took a keen interest in the situation in Nepal and I couldn’t have been more pleased with their correspondence along with the efforts of the entire WTTW staff in making my visit as comfortable and productive as possible. Rob Besecker and his sister […]

Rob Besecker with Darlene Hill and Corey McPherrin

May 04, 2015 — Tinley Park brother and sister survive Nepal earthquake

On Monday, May 4th, I was asked to join the FOX 32 News Team on “Good Day Chicago” with Darlene Hill and Corey McPherrin. This was another amazing experience with two wonderful people as they were absolutely wonderful!! CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Tinley Park resident Rob Besecker joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk more about his experience being in Nepal during the deadly earthquake. Corey McPherrin – Good Day Chicago & Fox 32 News at Noon Anchor | […]

Rob Besecker and Judy Wang from WGN

May 04, 2015 — 2 Mountain Climbers from Chicago area home safe after Nepal earthquake

Later in the day on Monday, May 4th, Judy Wang from The Channel 9 WGN Midday News also paid a visit to interview me about my experience in Nepal. As with everyone else from the various news stations, Judy was wonderful and a true professional during our time together. TINLEY PARK — Two mountain climbers from the Chicago area are home safe and sound after a close call in the Himalayas of Nepal. Rob Besecker and his sister had left […]

Interview with CBS News

May 03, 2015 — Tinley Park Brother, Sister Home Safe from Nepal Trip

This was the first interview my sister and I participated in upon our return from Nepal. Dana Kozlov from the Channel 2 CBS News Team came to my house to meet us for the interview. Dana was wonderful, and this is the first of her two reports that day discussing our trip and survival through the earthquake in Nepal. TINLEY PARK, Ill. (CBS) — The family of two climbers from the Chicago area is relieved to have them home. Rob […]

Interview with CBS News

May 03, 2015 — Separated In Nepal, Tinley Park Brother and Sister Reunite After Deadly Quake

Here is the follow up report from Dana Kozlov on the CBS Channel 2 News. This broadcast was shown at 10pm on Sunday night, May 3rd. I can’t complement Dana enough for being so nice and caring while taking such time with us to get the details and specifics correct – a true pleasure to speak with!! CHICAGO (CBS) — One week after Nepal’s massive earthquake, a Chicago area brother and sister were reunited. Rob Besecker and Chris Griffin were […]

Interview with Fox News 32

May 03, 2015 — Nepal earthquake survivors return to Chicago

Shortly after the CBS Channel 2 News Truck left my place, Tisha Lewis and the FOX 32 News Team arrived to do an interview of their own with my sister and me. This is the broadcast from later that evening with Tisha Lewis. CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) Less than 24 hours after touching down, Rob Besecker and his sister Chris Griffin realize just how thankful they are to be alive. “There was no electricity, there was no access to TV, […]

Rob Besecker - Travel in Nepal

April 10, 2015 — A New Beginning

After spending one day in Kathmandu exploring a bit of the city and trying to catch up on sleep (albeit unsuccessfully), we started our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp the following day. First we flew from Kathmandu to Lukla, then hiked from Lukla to Phakding for lunch, before moving on to Monjo for dinner and sleep. Tiring, sore and scary are some descriptive words for the start of this journey, but I prefer to focus on amazing, beautiful and […]

Rob Besecker - Travel

April 8, 2015 — The First Detour

There are many things I’ve learned throughout my journeys. One lesson that came especially hard for me was the fact that there are certain things in life we can control, and other things we simply cannot. The object then is to accept and focus on the things we can control, and not dwell on the things we can’t. A second very important lesson learned is that not everything goes as planned. Although we may have well thought out plans along […]

April 4, 2015 — For Ever Strong Video Introduction

This is an introductory video presenting the purpose and preparation behind For Ever Strong!

Rob Besecker - New Website

March 13, 2015 — Four Years in the Making

With much anticipation and several delays, I am finally launching my website today, March 13th, 2015. This date is very significant to me because four years ago today was the evening I questioned whether or not I was going to die. It was March 13th, 2011, three days after my first ablation, my heart rate soared to more than 250 beats per minute. As a result, my defibrillator fired 18 times in less than an hour. It was the most […]