Sebastien Sasseville Biography


Claim to fame: Reached the Peak of Mount Everest, competed in Sahara Race
DOB: 1980
Diabetes Type: 1

Sebastien Sasseville, athlete and motivational speaker, obtained a Communications degree from Laval University in Quebec City. Since then, he has spent his time addressing many audiences on overcoming the challenges that diabetes has posed in his life.

Sasseville was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002. Since being diagnosed, Sasseville has climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro, climbed to the Mount Everest South Base Camp, reached the summit of Mount Everest, and competed in the Sahara Race in Egypt (a 155-mile trek across the Sahara Desert).

Sasseville uses his story to inspire others and teach teens how to live with type 1 diabetes. He leads many groups of teens to the highest summits in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Everest. He also has delivered over 100 keynote addresses since being diagnosed.

Sasseville is now a member of the prestigious Team Type 1 triathlon team as well as continuing to inspire many to overcome obstacles.

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Last Modified Date: October 03, 2013

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