SANDY, Utah (AP) -- A 17-year-old Sandy boy is about to complete a project that will earn him his Eagle Scout award.
Sam Dolim's project is an ambitious one -- delivering books and school supplies to a remote school in Mexico. But the work is as much about overcoming a label.
Sam has autism.
He's quiet and embarrassed to talk about the project but says he -- (quote) -- "just had a feeling to do this."
Sam learned about the school when he took a trip to Mexico with his mother.
Rochelle Dolim says she's taught her son that the mental disorder isn't something that has to define his life.
Tomorrow, the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Salt Lake City's Gateway is holding a book fair for the project. On December 18th, Sam and his mother will travel to Mexico to deliver the books and supplies.
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