Asked if he could one day throw a football, Dr. Jaimie Shores said sure, but maybe not like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
‘‘Thanks for having faith in me,’’ Marrocco interjected, drawing laughter from the crowd.
His mother said Marrocco has always been ‘‘a tough cookie.’’
‘‘He’s not changed that, and he’s just taken it and made it an art form,’’ Michelle Marrocco said. ‘‘He’s never going to stop. He’s going to be that boy I knew was going to be a pain in my butt forever. And he’s going to show people how to live their lives.’’
Associated Press Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione in Milwaukee and AP writer David Dishneau in Hagerstown, Md., contributed to this report.