A little boy from Beech Grove Kentucky is fighting for his life. Just a few weeks ago he was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of muscle cancer. This is a FOX 7 Family First special report.
Lane Goodwin is just your everyday 10-year-old. He loves soccer, football and hanging out with friends. “I used to play baseball and a bunch of soccer and I have trophies,” said Lane. He uses the words “used to play” because now he can no longer go to school or take part in sports. "No, I can't get hurt if I get a cut it won't stop bleeding," he said. Suddenly Lane went from being a kid having fun to a patient fighting for his life.
"We were just in shock. He was a healthy child he doesn't take much medicine and was still playing soccer up to the day we got the diagnoses," said Lane's mother Angie Goodwin. Lane was diagnosed on March 4th. A few weeks earlier Lane woke up with a lump on his neck. At first doctors thought it was just a swollen lymph node but soon discovered it was much worse. Lane's dad George Goodwin says, "A week later sitting in the office and they tell you your son has alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma." Angie explains, "It is a tumor of the muscle it's a rare cancer that only one in a million kids get and there's about 300 in the United States diagnosed a year."
According to the National Cancer Institute with treatment about 70 percent of children diagnosed survive. Lane says with the help of his friends and family he will be one of those survivors. "I have real great friends they're real nice and help me out and support me up. They help pay for medical bills and gas prices so I'll be able to make it through," said Lane.
Lane's received dozens of letters from people all over the world. Lane says the highlight of his day is going to his mail box and seeing what's inside.
You can write to Lane Goodwin at P.O. Box 104 Beech Grove KY 42322
The family is grateful for any monitory gifts to help cover medical expenses.
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