It is hard not to read about the story of Lane Goodwin and shed a tear. When you see the outpouring of support that has existed for this young 13 year old battling cancer, it cannot help but humble even the hardest of us. However, the story of Lane Goodwin has also brought out the best in people as well. Matt Norlander of CBS today writes about the way UK basketball players have embraced the young man, including Nerlens Noel. This video of Noel Facetiming with Lane is truly amazing:
And then there is the story of this weekend, when a number of folks helped Lane Goodwin’s brother and family make the trip to Big Blue Madness. The hope was that Lane would be able to go, but he has become too sick. The group included Reese Kemp, an amazing 15 year old with cystic fibrosis who is unbelievably inspiring to me. While fighting through his disease, he has reached out to others in ways that are truly heartwarming. Here is a report on his efforts to help Goodwin’s family:
And the support keeps coming in from around the world. The pictures below are just a small example of those that have taken to the “Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin” movement that has showcased the amazing generosity of so many. There are a lot of reasons to celebrate being a part of the Big Blue Nation and on days like today, we revel in those moments. But there may be little that anyone has done around UK land that has been more powerful to watch than what we have seen concerning Lane. Our prayers continue to be with him and his family.