Vigil Friday for Ky. teen who created social media movement

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 19 at 11:29 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) – The Kentucky teen who inspired a movement across social media has died.

13-year-old Lane Goodwin had been fighting alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer for more than three years. Lane died Wednesday evening surrounded by his family.

Goodwin’s inspirational attitude became a huge sensation with social media that a special page titled ‘Thumbs up for Lane Goodwin’ garnered thousands of hits, even from University of Kentucky coach John Calipari and country singer Garth Brooks.

A candlelight vigil will be held Friday to honor Goodwin's life. Facebook friends plan to gather at Waterfront Park at 8 p.m. - the vigil will begin at 9 p.m. Organizers are asking people to wear yellow.

Click here for to see the Facebook page for Lane Goodwin.
 

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