This photo provided by Brittney Galloway shows Lane Goodwin.  Lane Goodwin, a small-town boy who won a huge Facebook following for his thumbs-up attitude about his cancer, has lost his battle with the disease. The 13-year-old Kentuckian died Wednesday night, Oct. 17, 2012 eliciting an outpouring from his heartbroken followers. (AP Photo/Brittney Galloway)
This photo provided by Brittney Galloway shows Lane Goodwin. Lane Goodwin, a small-town boy who won a huge Facebook following for his thumbs-up attitude about his cancer, has lost his battle with the disease. The 13-year-old Kentuckian died Wednesday night, Oct. 17, 2012 eliciting an outpouring from his heartbroken followers. (AP Photo/Brittney Galloway) AP
This photo provided by Brittney Galloway shows Lane Goodwin. Lane Goodwin, a small-town boy who won a huge Facebook following for his thumbs-up attitude about his cancer, has lost his battle with the disease. The 13-year-old Kentuckian died Wednesday night, Oct. 17, 2012 eliciting an outpouring from his heartbroken followers. (AP Photo/Brittney Galloway) AP

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October 19, 2012 05:54 AM

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