LOS ANGELES — It’s an inspiring story of resilience, dedication and compassion in our community. 

A recent high school graduate has excelled academically and dedicated himself to caring for his mother, all while making a difference in the lives of special needs children.

Over the past four years, Preston Guinto, a recent graduate of St. Francis High School in La Cañada, has been living three lives: a student, volunteer and caretaker.