Paul Richman is an elementary school teacher that battles through the every day struggles of Crohns. His remarkable story of fighting to stay alive in the early stages of the disease is unique. Because of his long stay in the hospital he has develop endless friendships with nurses and doctors citywide. Even though it can be tough at times, Paul says, “he uses the motivation of his family and friends to push through.” It could be a good day, or a bad day, but these are the cards I was dealt with!” His enthusiasm and hope for a cure carries on to others who are new to the disease. He spends a lot of time mentoring others who have Crohns. Giving back any ways I can is the best gift I can give somebody!