2015 Disability Matters NA: Sébastien Sasseville Biography


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Sébastien Sasseville


From Mount Everest to the Sahara, Sébastien Sasseville inspires.

When diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002, Sasseville decided that the multiple injections of insulin every day that he needed to survive would never stop him from living life to the fullest. In 2008, he became the first Canadian living with type 1 diabetes to successfully climb Mount Everest. Then, after completing 6 Ironman, he turned his sights on the mythical Sahara race in which he competed in 2012: a self-supported 250 kilometers ultra-marathon across the largest desert on the planet.

In 2014, Sasseville went for the biggest challenge of his life: a solo run across Canada from St. Johns NF to Vancouver BC. A 4700 miles long journey, the equivalent of 180 marathons in nine months. The project quickly went viral and hundreds of thousands followed the run.

Since 2005, Sébastien Sasseville delivered over 200 keynotes across North America. Sébastien Sasseville is a charismatic speaker who leads his audiences to profound reflections to generate actions. Poignant and uplifting, his keynotes motivate, enable to overcome all obstacles and reach new heights. Born on September 25th 1979, Sébastien obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications form Laval University in Quebec City.