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Alton Villegas, 11, a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which is plagued by diabetes, charmed a Senate committee with his story at a hearing on saving tribal diabetes funding. Photo/Marisela Ramirez, Cronkite News

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Arizona youth joins tribal officials to push for diabetes program funds

Alton Villegas offered an unusual call to action March 29 for an 11-year-old boy: “Destroy the ice cream man.”