Lane Goodwin’s Funeral To Be Streamed For Supporters

    October 19, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Lane Goodwin, the 13-year old boy who garnered attention and support worldwide during his battle with a painful and rare form of cancer, passed away on Wednesday night.

The Louisville resident had been battling Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma since 2010, yet always kept a positive attitude which stunned those who knew him. He attracted hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook, who took to the social media outlet this week to grieve and share memories of the boy some of them never got to meet in person. His “Thumbs Up For Lane” campaign, which began as a fundraiser for cancer research, received attention from all over the world and saw Lane’s favorite sports team, the Louisville Cardinals, send him photos of themselves giving a big thumbs up.

“We have been amazed and touched by the worldwide thumbs-up movement in honor of Lane,” the family said in a statement. “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.”

“So beautiful, I cry as if u all r my family, my heart goes out to u all! May God comfort u all!! There’s no doubt this poem is so true that lane is really there wiping those tears!” wrote one supporter after a poem was posted on the “Prayers For Lane Goodwin” page.


Goodwin’s bright attitude earned the respect and love of celebrities, including University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, who tweeted about the brave boy earlier this week.

The family has decided to allow Lane’s supporters to be a part of his funeral services and posted a notice on their Facebook page about it:

“Services for Lane-
Visitation Sunday 2-8pm & Prayer service 6pm
Visitation Monday 11:30am-3:30pm with the Funeral at 3:30pm.
All services will be held at Calhoun Baptist Church.
All media & press are being asked to stay outside of the church.
A lot of you have followed us on this Journey for the past 2 1/2 years & others have joined this past month. In order for everyone to be apart of the service there will be a live stream over the Internet of the service. The link will be posted here on Lane’s page. We will also be posting ways you can honor Lane later this evening.”

  • Rachel

    Just to correct you, kindly, Lane is from Beech Grove, KY, not Louisville. The St. Louis Cardinals are his favorite sports team, not the Louisville Cardinals.

    • silvia


    • silvia

      That’s right, lane is an angel

  • Susan Moon

    To the parents of Lane. I lost my son too a little over a year ago so I know what you are going through. I will say this; the first year is the hardest. Although you will have a hole in your heart that will never heal you just get used to it being there. My heart goes out to young Lane and his family. The poem written by Lane brought me to tears so I had to write you. God Bless you and you will be in my prayers.

  • tamala glosser

    Lane is in grate hands now ,,no more pain and all smiles again . love and prayers to Lane and his Family.

  • Val

    That has got to be the worse pain a person can feel, to lose thier child. I can not even begin to express my sadness for them. Only God can help them through this and I hope that he does. He has taken their sweet little son to be with him as an angel forever-and yes I do believe they will see him again, but the next time will be forever.

  • Abi

    May god give you the strength…RIP Lane…you were a good kid…

  • Kelly

    Spread your wings and fly free young man. This beast can no longer hold you back…

    There needs to be more done for childhood cancer!!!

  • Kurt

    I am not a person who is able to show deep emotions, due to things from my past, but I have shed many tears for this young man. Lane, you are an inspiration and I will NEVER forget you. My son is 10, and I can’t even imagine the pain your family is going through at this time. You have touched my heart and healed me in a way I never thought possible. I am sorry you had to endure so much pain, but your strength and courage through this whole ordeal was astonishing! You can stop fighting buddy, your work here is done. You have left your mark on this world and through your sacrifice, many lives have been touched and made aware of how fragile life is, and that together we must unite and find a cure for all childhood diseases. RIP Lane!

  • http://yahoo Dan

    You fought the good fight,you finished the race and you kept the faith, enter now into the joy of the Lord, Godspeed, Lane RIP

  • kathryn

    lane has been an inspiration and has touched so many lives across the world He definitely touched the Edwards family in Frankfort Ky. One parent to anotheq I have also lost a son @ the age of 2 back in 1981. Lean on God cause he will see you through this storm My thoughts and prayers are with Lanes parents and family and Landen I will definitely say a special prayer for Landen Max God wrap his arms around you and comfort the Goodwin family. God bless!

  • Kendra Doyle Ewing

    I’ve followed u thru this last year n my heart is broken for ur family but it’s smiling for you buddy!!! :) Give Jesus a hug for me n all I can say is Thank you lane n thumbs up little man!!! You have won your wings!!! N u deserve every jewel n ur crown!! Fly high!! Ill never forget you

  • colleen oldham

    This young man has touched so many people with his courage, faith and love. He has done more in his short time here than most people have done in a life time. Rest in peace Lane you will never be forgotten.

    To Lanes family I lost a son 4years ago and the hole in my heart never goes away. But, I always try to focus on the good memories and the fact is We will see them again. You all have been a good family for Lane. You were always there for him and I know he appreciates that. You will be in my prayers.

    Colleen Oldham