A Little Something Extra

Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 19 of 31 for 21 - Peter Becht

Another inspirational individual (thanks for the link, Wendy). Click here to see a news article on a young man with designer genes who earned the status of Eagle Scout. He met all of the requirements (including 24 badges, more than the required 21). The only concession made for him was that his troop leader was able to get him an extension to age 19 since he was still in high school.

My favorite part might be his quote: "Down syndrome doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means it takes me longer to learn the same things you do."


Emily said...

Wonderful article! LOVE his quote!

Angela said...

What an accomplishment! Very cool kid. Love this article!