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Paul Beaman (2015)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-01

Duration: 00:05:51

Subjects: Beaman, Paul | Louisiana Young Heroes | People with disabilities


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Beaman, Lorraine Interviewee
  • Beaman, Allen Interviewee
  • Kennedy, Greg Interviewee
  • Gonzales, Alfred Interviewee
  • Lieu, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Tucker, Blaine Interviewee
  • Beaman, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the 2015 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Paul Beaman, a junior at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge. Beaman was born with numerous birth defects and an inability to grow at a normal rate. He has undergone daily growth hormone injections and at least twenty-five surgeries. Despite these challenges, Beaman has attained the rank of Eagle Scout and serves as the trainer for his high school football team. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Beth Courtney