Notre Dame HS graduate/UCLA Student remembered: A Musical Celebration of Brooks Paul's Life

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This photo of Brooks Paul is indicative of his spirit, according to his mom, Pam Welky Paul. Photos: Courtesy of the Paul Family

Studio City resident, UCLA student and 2009 Notre Dame High School graduate, Brooks Paul, died on March 26, 2010, twelve days shy of what would have been his 19th birthday,  after nearly a four year battle with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).   A Musical Celebration of Brooks’  life will be held at  Notre Dame High School on Sunday, April 25 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow in the courtyard.

Following is Brooks Paul’s obituary reprinted from the Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2010:

April 8, 1991- March 26, 2010

One in a trillion, ‘Boo’ burst into this world full of joy, curiosity and unconditional love for all. Musically talented, funny and smart, Brooks’ gentle spirit attracted so many wonderful teens into our home, diverse, loving kids who will go on to fulfill Brooks’ dream of making the world a better place. Interested in medicine, he was overjoyed when he got accepted to UCLA.

Brooks Paul loved music. He was in the Notre Dame High School Marching Band, as well as UCLA's nationally acclaimed choral group, the Scattertones. Photo taken in 2009.

Within a month however, the bone cancer that took his leg in 2006 returned. His brother Jon Connor Paul, mother Pamela Welky Paul, father Keith and wife Cathy (Lampl) Paul adored him so. Thank you to everyone who has honored Brooks by helping his family in so many different ways.

Brooks Paul before his diagnosis in 2006.

You have taught us the meaning of ‘friend’. Rock on, sweet boy of mine…

Memorial contributions can be e-mailed to: – a 501(c) non-profit. The Foundation will dedicate its annual Calabasas 10K run to Brooks. The event will be on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 8:00am. Click here to register and run or walk in honor of Brooks

Many who love Brooks are posting on the Caring Bridge website. Brooks’ page is called brookspaul.

Recent stories about Brooks can be accessed on the KCBS website by clicking here.

For the Musical Celebration: Plan on at least 15 minutes to park. Additional parking is available across the street at Fashion Square Mall. Notre Dame High School is located at 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. 

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