As many know by now, Lane Goodwin, the young man who had been battling Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Stage IV – a rare and very aggressive form of childhood cancer - passed away. Today, his parents issued a statement to the community and all those who had participated in the Thumbs Up for Lane campaign.

We would like to thank the community for the incredible display of human kindness over the past two and a half years. Our sweet Lane had a beautiful smile. He was full of energy and loved sharks, fishing, soccer, adventure and his brother, Landen. Lane had an incredible Christian faith, and we are able to find peace in the extraordinary life he lived in his short few years.

We have been amazed and touched by the worldwide thumbs up movement in honor of Lane. Lane believed that the awareness this movement brought for childhood cancers would lead to a cure. Lane’s legacy will live on as we move forward with the commitment we made to him to find a cure.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

For more stories about Lane's incredible journey and to see photos of celebrities and community members who gave Lane the 'thumbs up' click here.