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Celebs give 'thumbs up' for cancer patient
Lane Goodwin gives a thumbs up from his bed in Beech Grove, Kentucky, last night.
September 25th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

Celebs give 'thumbs up' for cancer patient

In 2010, Lane Goodman was diagnosed with stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that affects about 350 children in the United States each year.

The now 13-year-old boy has relapsed twice since then and the cancer has spread to his brain, according to a Facebook page set up in his name.

Photos of the brave boy smiling from the hospital, giving a thumbs up to the camera, have prompted an outpouring of support. His Facebook page has more than 195,000 likes as of Tuesday morning and thousands are posting photos of themselves giving him a "thumbs up" in return.

Celebrities - from country star Rodney Atkins to Anderson Cooper - are now joining in the viral movement by posting photos on Twitter with the hashtag #thumbsupforlane.

Post your "thumbs up" photo on Facebook.com/CNNHealth.


soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Darth Mortis

    This would be really impressive if they followed up their pictures with a million dollar donation to a cancer related charity (excluding breast cancer. that cause has most of the cancer money as it is.)

    September 25, 2012 at 13:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. anontmus

    I'm willing to bet that it's all a hoax, and they're just trying to scam money out of people.

    September 25, 2012 at 15:53 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alicia

      I'm from the area where Lane is from and it is very real. How dare you say that about a little boys life. You dont know. Hes been on national and local news since this movement. For him and is family it is more real to them than anything. Shame on you!

      September 25, 2012 at 17:50 | Report abuse |
    • PamelaWood

      How sad that some people are so negative. Lane is such a fighter and has so much faith that he has fought this for 2 1/2 years. Now that it has gone to his brain, he has not given up hope, but to all of this 'thumbs up' he is glad that it is bringing awareness to childhood cancer what they have wanted to do from the beginning. They have succeeded in that and no one has given up hope for a cure.

      September 25, 2012 at 19:51 | Report abuse |
    • ccr

      is this the excuse you always use to ignore those in need...shame on you!!!...

      October 18, 2012 at 23:29 | Report abuse |
  3. jay mcelwain

    its for real....my wife works with Lane's mother.

    September 25, 2012 at 16:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. rebeccahorn75

    It is very real. We have watched that poor child struggle for over two years, and watched his and his family's hearts break with every relapse. Too bad the world has become so jaded.

    September 25, 2012 at 17:29 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sunflower

      Yes...it's for real... Friends in Kentucky know his family...... Thumbs up big guy!!! You made it on CNN!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!

      September 25, 2012 at 17:45 | Report abuse |
  5. Edward Blanton

    One in four is, is, is! Not one in four "are."

    September 25, 2012 at 17:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. The Moogly

    II'm a 8 year, 10 month, 16 day cancer survivor, but who's counting. Hang in there, kid.

    September 25, 2012 at 17:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Megan's Friend

    Now if people, and in particular Lady Gaga herself, could spread the word and help Megan Kemp fulfill her bucket list wish, that would be great!


    This is her offical youtube plea to Lady Gaga. It is part of her bucket list to design her a dress.


    This is a news story that ran locally

    September 25, 2012 at 22:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ms M

    Cancer sucks! Hang in there Lane!

    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Suzanne kieckers

    Tell lane I am very sorry for both him and his family.

    September 26, 2012 at 14:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jennifer

    Thumbs Up Lane! YOU are an AMAZING fighter and the world is cheering for you!

    September 27, 2012 at 15:53 | Report abuse | Reply

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