"Alpha is a diabetic alert service dog, and I am type 1 diabetic, so his job is to alert to my high or low blood sugar, through smell, 20-40 minutes before I know anything is wrong.
Alpha started coming to school with me halfway through last school year and slowly got acclimated to the school environment and now goes to school with me everyday
He has become such a huge part of my school and my school environment that I contacted a friend of mine in the yearbook club, and asked her if we could get Alpha into the yearbook
She took it to the teacher in charge of yearbook and everyone was 100% supportive and on yearbook picture day, I got my picture taken, and then slid over and got Alpha in front of the camera so his picture could be taken!!" -AJ Schalk