A young Buddhist and lifelong member of the Orange County Buddhist Church is battling leukemia for the second time and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Paul Goodman, 29, the son of Greg and Bonnie Goodman, is currently battling a recurrence of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is seeking a bone marrow donor.
To volunteer to be a possible bone marrow donor, please go to the following site to register:
Goodman grew up at the Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC) playing basketball and participating in many other youth organizations.
His dedication and devotion to the community has led him to his current role as a volunteer tech advisor for OCBC programs and as a counselor for the Los Angeles Buddhist Coordinating Council (LABCC) church camp. When he is not helping out at OCBC, he is a writer, director and editor at his own production company.
The ideal match for Goodman would be a donor who is 50% Japanese and 50% Caucasian, and between the ages of 18-44 years old. Upon registering, the potential donor will receive a kit in the mail requiring a sample to be submitted by swabbing the inside of one’s mouth.
Goodman is unable to receive visitors or cards, but people can send encouraging words to him on Instagram @notsogoodman.
“We are so grateful to everyone for the love, support, and encouragement we are receiving daily from family, friends, and the community,” the Goodman family said in a statement. “Just knowing that everyone is thinking of Paul gives us strength during this challenging time.”