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Thumbs Up for Lane

Published: 10/19/2012
The world is in mourning for a 13-year-old from Beech Grove, Kentucky, who died Wednesday night.

Lane Goodwin with his brother (Photo via Facebook)


During his two-year-plus battle with cancer, Lane Goodwin inspired people around the world and became a social media sensation for his "thumbs up" attitude. Hundreds of thousands followed his Facebook page, and many – from TV celebrities and sports stars to schoolchildren and their families – shared messages of support and thumbs up photos via Facebook and Twitter.

Country star Rodney Adkins gives a thumbs up for Lane (via Twitter)

Billy Idol giving Lane the thumbs up (via Twitter)

Thumbs up, St. Louis Cardinals style (via Twitter)


Many of theses same well-wishers have tweeted and shared messages of sympathy in the wake of Lane's death.

St. Louis Cardinal Jason Motte shares condolences (via Twitter)

Condolences from Cardinal Nation (via Twitter)

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari (via Twitter)

Talk show host Ricki Lake (via Twitter)



Share your own condolence message or thumbs up photo in the online memory book for Lane.













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