Blind Triplets from Virginia Become Eagle Scouts
Submitted by Lion Jeff Root
This is one of the greatest stories I have had the pleasure to provide to fellow Lions. Former Virginia Lions Eye Institute Chair Lion Elden Wright was instrumental in selecting three brothers, Leo, Nick and Steven Cantos, for VLEI Scholarships for several years. They have recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America organization. Few Scouts reach this rank, which requires earning of 21 merit badges, including critical skills such as lifesaving, cycling, citizenship and emergency preparedness. The skills are hard to achieve for many Scouts, but the brothers, who are blind, did so with amazing determination. Leo, Nick and Steven are the adopted sons of Ollie Cantos who is also blind.
Please take a few minutes to read the story and watch the video below. Link to Article
Lion Elden Wright presents VLEI scholarships to Leo, Nick, and Steven Cantos at the Waterford Springfield on December 15, 2015. The triplets' father, Ollie, is on the left.
Yours in Lionism,
Lion Jeff Root, Secretary
Fairfax Host Lions' Club