As the school year is almost up, seniors are finally receiving their yearbooks. And this year an American high school has another graduate among all the student… Alpha the dog!
Captured in the picture is Alpha, Andrew ‘AJ’ Schalk’s service dog, who among being the cutest graduate of the year, is also a life saver.
16-year-old Andrew has type 1 diabetes, so Alpha is there to let him know when his blood sugar is getting too low or high. “The amazing thing about Alpha is that he knows 20 to 40 minutes before my blood sugar actually does go low or high due to his amazing sense of smell,” Schalk said.
And Alpha has already saved Andrew’s life on multiple occasions by waking him in the night when his blood sugar levels had dipped.
During his time with Andrew, Alpha has become the school’s favourite and even has his own student ID. So when the time came to take photos for the yearbooks, it was a no-brainer to include
Its so nice to have Alpha included in the yearbook. But couldn’t they have at least included a better picture of our hero?
Regardless, dogs are the best. YAY!!