Quadraplegic, blind teenager from Waukesha is trying to become an Eagle Scout

CREATED Jan. 17, 2013

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A teenager from Waukesha is trying to become an Eagle Scout, even though he's a quadraplegic and is legally blind. And he’s well on his way.

Garrett's goal was to collect 200 pieces of clothing to help the homeless, but he went well above that.

"He managed to come up with 27-hundred plus,” said Dennis Becker, Garrett’s dad.

When he sets his mind on something, he can accomplish anything.

“He was born four months early and given a twenty percent chance to live six months,” said Becker.

Garrett has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic, and is legally blind. And no one has told him that? If they have, he doesn't care. He figures, he figures that's life.

When he told the director of the hope center in Waukesha he had collected enough clothes to help 2-thousand homeless.

Garrett collected the clothes to earn a merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.

When asked why he wants to become an Eagle Scout, he said “Because my dad is!"

And his dad couldn't be more proud.

"I'm his dad and i'm totally in awe of it,” said Becker. “I've got one of the most awesome kids around."

Garrett's next goal is to complete his Eagle Scout, he has four badges left.