Randy English is a person who has always been interested in art (along with his twin brother, Jason). Randy always enjoyed school, art and being with his family and friends. In his early teens, Randy started having bad headaches. Over time these headaches grew progressively worse and more frequent.
His family took him to doctor after doctor trying to find the cause of the headaches, which in the later stages were accompanied by vision problems, but no one could find anything wrong.
In 1994, they went to see a neurologist who sent them to get an MRI. Following the MRI, Randy was immediately admitted to Georgia Baptist Hospital, in Atlanta. Randy was diagnosed with a Brain tumor, which was blocking fluid in the brain causing a pressure buildup (hydrocephalus). The next morning a shunt was installed to divert fluid and release the pressure. During the rest of that summer, Randy was in and out of the hospital and underwent a total of seven surgical procedures followed up by radiation therapy. This all took place in the summer of 1994, when Randy was 15 years old, between his freshman and sophomore years of high school. He has gone on with no further effects from the tumor.
Randy graduated from Morrow High School in 1997, winning the Principal's Award for overcoming adversity. He then went on to Savannah College of Art and Design, where he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration with honors (Magna Cum Laude).
Randy is currently doing very well and showing no effects from his battle with the brain tumor. He just recently married the "love of his life", Stephanie, on May 31, 2003. Randy is just one of the many success stories that the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children sees everyday and gives hope and inspiration to those who are going through the battle themselves.