Community mourns loss of Oakland football player who died of cancer at age 19

Ramone Sanders, a McClymonds High School and Laney College football player and member of McClymonds' state championship team, died Friday of bone cancer. He was 19.

Sanders, while playing for Laney College in November 2018, broke his leg during a practice. While being treated for the break, Sanders was 
found to have bone cancer, which may have contributed to his injury. The cancer had also spread to his lungs.

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On Sunday, two days after Sanders' death, a concert that had been planned as an event Sanders would attend instead became a tribute to the 
young lineman. The concert, "Make a Joyful Noise: The Musical Miracle," was held at New Beginnings Church in Oakland. 

"We are happy for the time that we had, because he was wonderful, he was just so great," said his grandmother, Jacquelyn Washington. 

Sanders leaves behind a 1-year-old daughter.

Bay City News contributed to this report.