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Lane Goodwin loses fight with cancer

6:27 PM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - It started with a cancer diagnosis and a mom's efforts to keep family and friends up to date.

That effort went viral, garnering a Kentucky teen support from around the world, including his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lane Goodwin, 13, lived in western Kentucky. When he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, his mom created a Facebook page to keep friends and family posted on his fight.

Now, more than 360,000 people have liked the Prayers for Lane Goodwin page.

Those pulling for him started a social media campaign asking anyone and everyone to post pictures of them giving a "thumbs up" for Lane and it too went viral.

Last week, the St. Louis Cardinals front office tweeted a picture.

Wednesday, as the Cardinals worked towards a win in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, one of their biggest fans lost his fight.

A few hours after the game, Cards pitcher Jason Motte sent prayers out to the Goodwin family over Twitter, along with a picture giving the signature "thumbs up."

And the Cardinals sent sympathies to the family via that very popular Facebook page.

Lane is survived by his mom, dad and little brother.

KSDK

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