Illinois Boy Scout with disabilities earns Eagle Scout rank

09/14/2009 | Telegraph (Alton, Ill.), The

An Illinois Boy Scout has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout while overcoming learning, visual and hearing disabilities. Eighteen-year-old David M. Huebener's disabilities would have allowed him until age 21 to earn Boy Scouts' highest rank, but his family pushed him to complete it sooner. "Everyone encouraged me to get it," he said. "It will be the proudest day of my life, other than getting my diploma in June."

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