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Benefit held in honor of KY boy who inspired people to give 'thumbs up'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---The Kentucky boy who inspired people across the country to give a 'thumbs up' was remembered tonight in Louisville.

13-year-old Lane Goodwin lost his battle with childhood cancer last October.

A Facebook campaign inspired people to send him a 'thumbs up' during his cancer treatment.

Saturday night in Louisville, a benefit was held for the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The boy's parents, who live in western Kentucky, also showed up to support the cause in honor of their son.

"You walk down the hall. I look on my phone and see a picture of him. Just like any other parent whose lost a child, I'm emotionally destroyed. I hide it really well," says George Goodwin.

Lane Goodwin created his foundation before he passed away.

It will help raise funds toward finding a cure for childhood cancer.

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