A.J. Schalk has type 1 Diabetes and his dog alerts him when his blood sugar gets too low, which is very dangerous. Alpha, (the dog) will alert him 30 minutes before it happens so A.J. has plenty of time to take care of the problem. Alpha goes everywhere with him, including all of his high school classes. So it’s only fair that he got his own yearbook photo!
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