In 2015, Randy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 13. He was treated at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Hospital, and underwent multiple surgeries, many rounds of chemo, and an amputation. He even named his residual limb: Sir Nubley the Nub. After the amputation, phantom pain became a huge issue for Randy. To this day, he still experiences tingling sensations but, it is lessened because of the lyrica medication his nurses had recommended him. Throughout this difficult time, Randy's family was always there for him, as was his nurses.

"When times are looking bleak, it's of the utmost importance that you never lose hope. Whether you're watching your friends live their lives without the burden of illness and disability, or whether you're learning to walk for a second time. No matter what you're facing, remember that it gets better, and that your pain is only temporary!" 


           - Randy Stone