Dr. Colin Goodier was an LSU School of Medicine alumnus in the third year of his surgery residency when tragedy struck. While cycling and training for his first triathlon, he was killed from injuries he received when a vehicle hit him.
His family, friends and colleagues struggled to comprehend the loss of this bright, compassionate and promising physician, who had already touched so many lives. Motivated by the way he lived his life, his family has worked tirelessly to make sure Colin still has a profound impact on others. His family championed and fought for Louisiana’s first law to protect cyclists. The “Colin Goodier Bicyle Protection Act” mandates that drivers provide at least three feet of space between vehicles and cyclists.
Birthdays after the loss of a loved one are particularly difficult. The Goodiers decided to host a golf tournament as an ode to his favorite sport and one that his brother claims he was “maddeningly” good at on his birthday as a special tribute. The family created the Colin Goodier Memorial Scholarship at the LSU School of Medicine with the proceeds from the tournament, which became an annual event. To date the tournament has raised more than $300,000 for the Colin Goodier Memorial Scholarship, which provides a scholarship to rising senior medical students who are either eligible for or selected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. Because this scholarship is an endowed fund, Colin’s life will be honored in perpetuity.