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Oct 18, 2012 5:57 AM

Teen Cancer Patient Who Inspired Nation Dies

A McClean County teen battling cancer, who inspired people across the nation, died Wednesday.

The "Thumbs Up For Lane" movement went viral, generating worldwide support for Lane Goodwin and raising awareness of pediatric cancer. The Prayers for Lane Goodwin Facebook page has more than 350,000 followers. Last month, Lane's mother, Angie Goodwin, talked about the online movement.

"He said, 'Mom, this is what we've always prayed for,' and I was like, 'What? What do you mean?' He's like, 'Just what we prayed for. For awareness for childhood cancer and for the cure.' He said, 'This is gonna bring about the cure.'"

Angie posted on the Facebook page Wednesday.

"Our sweet Lane gained his angel wings. Our hearts are broken, but God has performed a world-wide miracle through Lane over the past few weeks. Please continue to pray for our family, especially Lane's little brother Landen."

According to the Facebook page, a fundraiser to help cover medical bills scheduled for Saturday will go on.

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