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Randi Kelder lost her 24-year-old brother, Ryan, to a progressive and deadly drug addiction. Although they grew up in a stable, two-parent family, Randi and her brother began to experiment with alcohol and marijuana in their teenage years. During college, their addiction developed into prescription drug abuse that ended tragically in a heroin overdose, claiming Ryan’s life in 2015. Following Ryan’s death, Randi and her parents started an organization, Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics (R.Y.A.N), to bring attention to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction. Randi attended her first Breaking the Cycle assembly in 2016, which helped her realize that she needed to forgive herself and Ryan in order to move on in her life. She works and speaks passionately to prevent others from suffering the pain her family has endured.