Local Boy Scouts honored for achieving Eagle rank

Mark Christopher Ahlin

Local Boy Scouts honored for achieving Eagle rankMark Christopher Ahlin, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in late September, celebrated the achievement at his Dec. 30 Court of Honor. He chose to have a bone marrow donor drive with Be The Match in honor of his late grandfather who passed away from leukemia. His mom Jacque said, “We lost a huge part of our family because of leukemia, and so we want to help those who are going through the pain we went through.” Willing participants had their cheeks swabbed and agreed to be part of the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry. Ahlin met and exceeded his project goal which will help anyone who suffers from blood cancers. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2018-01-05