When Paul was in the third grade, he lost his older brother, Anthony to homicide. Paul shared that he learned to be grateful of everything and everyone in his life and realized it could change in minutes. Anthony took Paul hunting and spent time with him outdoors. He was Paul’s role model and connection that inspired Paul’s passion for wildlife motivated him to pursue a degree in Wildlife Biology. In his essay Paul shared, “I feel that pursuing this degree will assist me to continuously be connected to nature as well as my brother.” This scholarship is important to me because would be an honor to expand my education on behalf of Peyton and is very important to me because it exists to represent a special life and important life, just like my brother’s.
Paul accomplished his dream through counseling and support to system to talk about thoughts and feelings and look ahead to earn his degree. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree and majored Forest Wildlife Law Enforcement in August. He is ready to serve and protect our resources.
The Foundation is proud to announce another graduation of one of our recipients, Daniel, from FSU. Thank you to all of our volunteers sponsors, and donors for your support. His degree is in engineering and he starts his new job in June.
Daniel lost his mother to violence. We are so proud of what he has accomplished: working, school and helping with younger siblings. He has shared that once he settles in his career, he will pay it forward and support the foundation.
Daniel spoke at the Diamond Anniversary Event on September 26, 2019.
“Thank you for everything you have done for me and my brother in what has been by far the roughest years of our lives. So thank you for being there for us and being like a godmother. It has really made me feel loved and appreciated to hear from you and see you at events. I can’t thank you enough. May God bless you and your organization. You are so loved and are so very loving.
Much Love, Daniel”