Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Thumbs Up Movement

Team Lane!
I'd like to introduce you to my hero. You will not find him featured in any Marvel special, but he is a hero to many. He is a thirteen year old little boy, and his name is Lane. Lane had cancer and he fought it hard. But what was so inspirational about Lane was his always smiling attitude. From the Prayers for Lane Goodwin Facebook Page:

On March 4, 2010 Lane was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Stage IV. This is a rare & aggressive childhood cancer that is only diagnosed in 1 per million kids. Please pray for our son as he begins 54 weeks of treatment. As of Dec. 15, 2010 Lane has completed 28 treatmeants of Radiaion & 41 weeks of Chemo. As of December 30, 2010 Lane's scans were CLEAR!! He will continue to have scans every 3 months for the next 5 years.
On July 22, 2011 we were given the worse news possible. Lane has relapsed & has a tumor in his neck & left leg. On August 11, 2011 his PET scan showed that he now has 13 tumors in his bones. He has chosen to fight & we will do whatever we have to in order to save our sons life!!
Lane again relapsed on May 8, 2012. Please pray as he battles this "monster" for the 3rd Time! 

 On October 17, 2012 Lane gained his angel wings. Hundreds of thousands of people joined together to remember Lane and pray for his family. This 13 year old boy inspired hundreds of thousands of people with his amazing attitude and captivating smile. Lane started the "Thumbs Up Movement" and thousands of people posted thumbs up pictures to show their support for Lane and to let him know they were praying for him. Lane brought thousands of people together and is a hero to many.

When I saw Lane's smiling face, I was reminded how blessed I am and yet I still don't always have that positive attitude. Lane has helped me to remember there is good in every situation and I should look for it.

One wish Lane had was to help other kids fighting childhood cancer. His family started the Thumbs up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research. You can read more about it on their Facebook page by clicking here.

I encourage you to read about this young boy if you haven't already, and the inspiring journey he had on this earth. He has left a lasting mark on this earth and his legacy will continue.

You are my hero Lane!!!!

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