Though Sargeant's experience of living with Type I diabetes is one he shrugs off as part of his everyday routine, he and his mother both want to raise awareness about the autoimmune disease. And, to that end, Sargeant and his family will be guests of honor at the Walk to Cure Diabetes this Saturday, April 30, at the PARC Oval in Plattsburgh.
"It's important to get the word out about diabetes and to reach out to other families out there living with it, so they know they're not alone," said Folsom.
The event - which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The walk will follow at 11 a.m.
For more information, contact walk coordinator Karen Patterson at 477-2873.