A large crowd gathered at The Centre to honor Tri-State Heroes.
The American Red Cross Banquet is also a fundraiser for the organization that collects blood for area hospitals and provides emergency after fires, storms and floods. Heroes are not defined by age, and the Hero of the Year award is the late Lane Goodwin.
The Kentucky teenager inspired a nation with his thump's up campaign against childhood cancer
"I was in tears," says Angie Goodwin. "I thought about what he would have wanted. He would not have wanted this award. He would have wanted it to go to someone else because he did not see himself as a hero. He was always thinking of others. But we are very blessed to come here and accept this. We wish he was here with us."
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