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Scholarship awarded to Nanaimo teen

Xristos Vassilopoulos with Diabetes Hope Foundation’s founder Barbara Pasternak at last night’s award ceremony in Toronto. - Photo contributed
Xristos Vassilopoulos with Diabetes Hope Foundation’s founder Barbara Pasternak at last night’s award ceremony in Toronto.
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Xristos Vassilopoulos of Nanaimo was recognized with a scholarship from Diabetes Hope Foundation – one of 42 scholarships this year from across Canada.

This unique scholarship awards program recognizes that young people living with diabetes must have an unwavering commitment to managing their health. Diabetes Hope Foundation created its flagship scholarship program to encourage young adults with diabetes to continue their education and to provide financial and peer-to-peer support to supplement this already financially and emotionally demanding time in their lives as they move into post-secondary education.

Vassilopoulos was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013, and his diagnosis as a teenager has enabled him to take responsibility for his diabetes right from the start. In the fall, he plans to attend Vancouver Island University to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. The scholarship is worth $2,500.

For more information on the scholarship program, please visit http://diabeteshopefoundation.com.

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