Sixth-Grade Student Helps Create Awareness & Support For Type 1 Diabetes

Sixth-Grade Student Helps Create Awareness & Support For Type 1 Diabetes

Earlier this year, we put into writing our Portrait of a Graduate. It is our aim that these distinctive qualities will take root in our current students and continue to flourish after graduating from Westminster Academy. This week, we would like to share how sixth-grader, Sebastian Garcia-Alcala, is well on his way to fulfilling that portrait.

Five years ago, Sebastian was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He quickly joined the fight to find a cure with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Because of his active response, JDRF selected him as a Youth Ambassador. Sebastian represents the organization and speaks on behalf of T1D at events and meetings. Last year, he hosted a team for the JDRF OneWalk and raised over $9,000. This year, he hopes to surpass that record at their event on Saturday, April 6. For more information on Sebastian and his work, visit his website here.

We are proud of Sebastian and his initiative to build a community response to this disease. In addition, he undoubtedly is compassionately contributing to the cause to help those who cannot help themselves.