OAKLAND (KRON) – Oakland football standout Ramone Sanders has died at the age of 20 following his year-long battle with cancer.
Sanders was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma bone cancer last November.
He died on Friday.
The 20-year-old attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, where he shined on the football field.
Sanders and the Warriors won the state championship two years in a row.
He graduated in 2018 and went on to play football at Laney College.
But, his first collegiate football season was cut short when he suffered a broken leg in practice.
The college freshman broke his left femur, the strongest bone in the human body.
But that trip to the doctor’s office unveiled a lot more.
Doctors found bone cancer in Sanders’ leg.
Sanders battled for his life for a year with the support of many — family, friends and the entire community.
And now, with the loss of their friend, son, brother, and father — a concert will be held in Ramone’s honor Sunday afternoon.
It was a special event that Ramone planned to attend and enjoy, but it is now a tribute to him.
“The Musical Miracle” will be held at New Beginnings Community Church in Oakland at 4 p.m.
Ramone was a Warrior during his time at McClymonds High School, but he remains a true Warrior for life.