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LSHS junior earns Eagle Scout honor for bringing awareness to organ donation

Brayden Bowers, a junior at Lake Stevens High School, earned his Eagle Scout by focusing on a project that changed his family’s life—organ donation. Landen Bowers, Brayden’s little brother, is a fourth-grader at Glenwood Elementary School, and a heart transplant recipient. Landen received a donor heart when he was just three months old. You can learn more about Landen’s journey, and five-month-old Claire DeJoode—his heart donor below.

The goal of Brayden’s project was to combat the myths of organ donation, and to encourage and teach people how to become donors. He and Landen engaged visitors at the Washington State Fairgrounds to answer questions and share their knowledge. To learn more about organ donation, visit the LifeCenter website.

Brayden has been in scouts since he was 11-years-old. His father and grandfather are also Eagle Scouts. In addition to scouts, Brayden is on the high school’s track and wrestling teams, and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment that is recognized across the United States and the world.

Landen and Brayden Bowers

Landen Bowers speaks to guests at the Washington State Fair about his experiences as an organ donor recipient. Brayden, Landen's brother, focused on organ donation for his Eagle Scout project.