Special Guest Sebastien Sasseville
Born in St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage in Quebec, Sebastien made Vancouver his new home in 2003 after obtaining a degree in Public Relations. Diagnosed with Type one diabetes in 2002, the high altitude climber and world adventurer has ever since been an advocate for the disease and has raised awareness about type one diabetes all across North America.
In 2005, Sebastien took with him a group of 9 teens to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. The ambitious project turned into a world premiere, inspired hundreds of thousands of people and raised more than $50,000 for research.
In 2006, Sasseville became the first Canadian with diabetes to successfully climb Peak Lenin, a 7134m hill in Kyrgyzstan. The following year, he took on the challenge of taking other people with him on a climb again and led 8 teenagers to the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal. $75,000 more dollars were then raised for research.
After a rather eventful climb on the 6th highest mountain on the planet in Tibet in 2007, the young climber is planning a first attempt on Mount Everest in 2008 and hopes to become the first Canadian with diabetes to summit the highest mountain on the planet.
Sebastien Sasseville is a powerful and charismatic speaker who uncovers hidden dimensions of diabetes and offers a journey that will take you back to the very first step of its treatment, and arguably the only cure: the acceptance.
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