LANTANA, Fla. -- Tyler Marsh may have been born with a mild form of cerebral palsy, but he never considered it a disability.
“It just made me want to do more and more every day,” said Marsh, 17.
Still, Marsh didn’t walk until he was 2 1/2. One-third of his tongue is paralyzed, making it difficult for Marsh to speak clearly. He still has trouble walking up stairs and has had to tirelessly exercise the muscles around his mouth to learn how to smile.
But despite living with a brain disorder that effects millions, Marsh on Saturday earned a coveted Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.