Mary Jane Parke

Administrator for Curriculum

North Arlington NJ Schools

Paul was outstanding! His assembly to the entire high school body was one of the best programs I have ever witnessed.  The students were mesmerized, the faculty was totally focused, and I was tearing!  Paul's positive attitude, sense of humor, and brilliantly executed video delivered his message(s) home to all in attendance.

My grandchildren are in awe of superheroes such as Batman, Spiderman, and Superman, but Paul is now their real superhero.  You know the students are engaged when you can hear a pin drop, when students ask pertinent questions, and when the assembly ends and students and staff gather around to shake the presenter's hand.  I cannot sing his praises enough.  I know those students left that assembly with the attitude that they can realize any dream if they put their minds to it.

Thank you for an excellent program.


16 years old

From the bottom of my heart, Dr. Paul, thank you.  You gave me courage today, you gave me hope, and you made me smile again.  Whenever I start to feel down about the world, it is incredibly comforting to know that people like you exist - that you are out there somewhere, taking chances and making dreams come true. I hope you know what a special person you are. 

There aren't too many Pauls on this planet. People like you are one in a million. But even if we can't all be Paul, we can still be someone. And that is enough. That is more than enough. In truth, that is everything. Keep smiling!


8th grader

You have inspired me to fulfill my dreams. 

When I saw your [late] grandmother today, I saw her ghostly outline standing right behind you during the presentation.  She was a little bit taller and had short curly hair. She was looking at the audience and then looked at you and smiled, and then she left.  She seemed like she was very proud of you and I could tell that she really loved you.