Lincoln City boy Isaac Gogel, 14, collects Facebook 'likes' in battle with leukemia

8th-grader diagnosed in early January

LINCOLN CITY, Ind. - A 14-year-old Indiana boy who's battling leukemia is getting support from across the country.

Isaac Gogel, an eighth-grader at Heritage Hills Middle School in Lincoln City, outside of Evansville, was diagnosed on Jan. 12, according to the family's Facebook page .

Since then, his family and friends have been soliciting "likes" on the page to raise Gogel's spirits.

His uncle told a local TV station that every "like" brings a smile to the boy's face.

As of Wednesday morning, the page had more than 78,000 likes and hundreds had left messages of support.

The family is also raising money for Gogel's care online .

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