With great sadness, we share that Savannah Goodman, T '18, passed away this morning, December 19th, after complications from a bone marrow transplant. She was diagnosed with an immune deficiency disorder at Duke Hospital at age 6 and was fulfilling her lifelong dream of studying Pre-Med at Duke so that she could become a pediatric immunologist to treat children much like herself. Savannah was active with Jewish Life at Duke, the Duke Student Wellness Center, was a tour guide for Duke Admissions, and loved Duke Basketball.
She is survived by her moms, Michelle and Jill; her father, Robert; sisters, Stella and Sofia; grandmother, Cathy; Uncle and Aunt, Carl and Kim; and boyfriend, Josh. A memorial service will be held in the family's hometown of St. Augustine, Florida with details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Immune Deficiency Foundation (http://primaryimmune.org/) or Camp Boggy Creek (http://www.boggycreek.org/). Baruch Dayan Emet. Blessed is the Source of Truth that encompasses life and death.