Jonathon Koob

11/1/2012

Jonathon Koob

An aspiring and active young Boy Scout had decided he wanted to become an Eagle Scout.  When he was unexpectedly diagnosed with a rare disorder of his nervous system that limited his physical activity, his goal seemed nearly impossible, even though the disorder is commonly outgrown well after teenage years.  The Scouts make accommodations for physical disabilities, but the age limit of 18-year-olds for making Eagle Scout would still be a daunting obstacle with his condition and inability to attend certain Scout classes.  His spirit was nearly crushed.  When LGMC’s Jonathon Koob, RN and Eagle Scout, learned about the boy’s predicament, he decided to get involved.  Jonathon went to the boy’s home regularly to teach and test him on the merit badge requirements and rank advancement requirements.  Thanks to that generous effort, the boy was able to advance in rank and move closer to achieving his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout.  He also taught the boy another side of health care – a personal compassion that relieved the boy’s anxiety of hospital visits.  Jonathon truly made a difference in one young boy’s journey to Eagle Scout.


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