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The Long Road To Eagle Scout

When I was 13, I am now 25, I had brain cancer and feared the worst. I was also a Boy Scout who was determined to reach my Eagle Scout rank by age 16.Despite all of the setbacks with treatments and all of the ordeal with cancer, I set a goal for myself and stuck to it. Without the support from my scout leaders, my parents and my church congregation, and the many prayers, I would have never succeeded, and gone on the graduate this year with a Sociology degree. I have been given the opportunity to give back to the community and to my church.

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I love to see young people become determined to fight the odds when life gives them a bad blow. James is an inspiration to not only cancer survivors, but the Boy Scouts of America too.
Richard H., California