Valentine’s Day fundraiser for Notre Dame High graduate battling cancer

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Brooks Paul (center) with with his parents Pam and Keith.

Studio City resident and 2009 Notre Dame High School graduate Brooks Paul, 19, is playing the cards he’s been dealt, but it is a bitter hand. In 2006, at age 15, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  At  that time, he had twenty-eight weeks of chemotherapy and his leg was amputated through the knee.


Brooks Paul.

Despite it, Brooks continued to march in the Notre Dame High marching band. One year later, more cancer was found in his lungs, base of skull and spine.  Brooks graduated with a 4.0 and was accepted to UCLA. Now, again, the cancer has returned to his lungs, base of skull, spine and pelvis.

This Sunday, 

 Notre Dame High School is having a fundraising event in his honor to help raise money for his ongoing treatment. This Valentine’s Day event, A Special Place in the Heart,  will include performances by the Notre Dame Jazz Band, Choir and Glee Club, a jazz jam session featuring many of Brooks’ friends and fellow musicians,  including the nationally acclaimed UCLA SCATTERTONES (which Brooks is a member), and silent auction item bidding.

Brooks performing with UCLA's Scattertones at Univeral City Walk.

Brooks Paul performing with UCLA's Scattertones at Univeral City Walk.

A Special Place in the Heart February 14th, 2-5 pm. $10 admission. Notre Dame: 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks CA 91423. To donate silent auction items, call Rob Thomas at: 818 933-3650 Other donations, write (501) c.

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