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Meet the 2022 Paul Silver Enrichment Award Recipients!

October 20, 2022

The 2022 Paul Silver Enrichment Award Selection Committee was deeply moved by the stories of each of this year’s applicants and was inspired by their unwavering efforts to achieve personal goals.

The Paul Silver Enrichment Award was created in memory of Paul Silver, an Alport syndrome patient and film and music editor. Paul was the recipient of an award which helped him accomplish a professional goal and the annual Alport Syndrome Foundation Award proudly continues this “pay it forward” philosophy.

In memory of Paul Silver, the Silver family and Alport Syndrome Foundation are honored and pleased to provide financial awards to the following young individuals living with Alport syndrome:

Alex – age 21, Alabama
Award will be used to support a rocket launch, as part of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Space and Rocket Club.

Deanna – age 22, Florida
Award will be used to support editing and publication fees related to her memoir.

Nolan – age 18, North Carolina
Award will be used to support college tuition.

Zachary – age 17, Pennsylvania
Award will be used to purchase hearing assistive technology.

Chuhan – age 21, Massachusetts
Award will be used to support MD/PhD program application fees.

As part of their Awardee Agreement, in the comings months, each winner will provide ASF with a short video and write-up showcasing how the Paul Silver Enrichment Award helped them accomplish their respective personal goals. Congratulations to all our 2022 Awardees!

Learn more about the annual Award and prior winners at this link.

“In starting the Paul Silver Enrichment Award, it was my hope to empower young people with Alport Syndrome to not let the disease define them and to realize their dreams. I saw the importance of this when my son was given such an award many years ago. The recipients of this year’s Award, as well as past awardees, embody the goal I set for myself.”

-Joyce Silver (pictured below with her son, Paul)

Paul Silver and his mother, Joyce