Lane Goodwin, the 13-year-old who gained plenty of social media attention during his fight against cancer, passed away on Wednesday in his home in Beech Grove.
Goodwin’s parents announced his death on his Facebook page, which has more than 360,000 Likes.
“We would like to thank the community for the incredible display of human kindness over the past two and a half years,” mentioned the Goodwin family in a formal statement.
The statement continued: “We have been amazed and touched by the worldwide thumbs up movement in honor of Lane. Lane believed that the awareness this movement brought for childhood cancers would lead to a cure. Lane’s legacy will live on as we move forward with the commitment we made to him to find a cure”
Funeral arrangements are being made as this article was being written.