Paul was a very intelligent, charming and gifted young man. He was an outstanding student and athlete excelling in many things he pursued. Paul decided to join the US Army in 2015 after graduating high school. He faced a few challenges during basic training but nothing could prepare him for the call he received that January morning in 2016 informing him that his brother Reggie had committed suicide. Paul was home for the service and it was then I noticed a difference in his mental state. He returned to finish over a year in the Army but had to make a decision to request a medical discharge due to PTSD from Reggie’s death.Paul was an emotional manipulator...he only showed you what he wanted you to see. On the outside he was this awesome outgoing handsome funny and helpful young man. In the inside he struggled daily with his mental illnesses that ultimately overcame him and he too took his life. Paul sought and had been in and out of professional counseling for his diagnosis. Paul was a champion and advocate for the Foundation speaking at symposiums sharing his story in an attempt to help someone in the audience. He encouraged me to continue with my mission because it’s important work that will help those in need.