Back in 2007, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe decided to put his Grammy nomination medallion for “Redneck” up for auction in an effort to raise money for Myotonic Dystrophy research, a disease his friend Todd Stone’s children were diagnosed with. A man named Dan Gerawan ended up putting in the winning bid, but instead of keeping it, he told Stone to keep it for his kids. Fast forward to the present, Blythe's sister-in-law Bianca was diagnosed with cancer and Stone wanted to help her out, so he put the item back up for auction. This time a man named Dan Rubino won it and like the first winner, he was kind enough to tell Stone to keep it and do what he wants with it. Now, Blythe and Stone are planning to auction it off for a third time next year so they donate the money to another good cause to help even more people. You can read what Blythe had to say about all that in the below Instagram post:
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Going once, going twice... SOLD!!!!! My Grammy nomination medallion & certificate for the song “Redneck” went for $3,050!!!!! Man, that was exciting! I even did an attempt at the live-auctioneering voice thing (you can watch it in my live stories.) Now, here’s the UNBELIEVABLY COOL part of this whole thing: the first time I auctioned off this medallion 11 years ago it was to benefit Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy research after my friend @toddbstone’s sons were diagnosed with the disease. The winner of the first auction, one Mister Dan Gerawan of the great state of California, gave the medallion to Todd’s kids & said “Keep it!” Years later, Todd heard about my sister-in-law Bianca’s GoFundMe for her breast cancer treatment, & decided to pay it foreword & re-auction the medallion to help with her medical bills. Today, one Mister Dan Rubino of the great state of Georgia won the second auction for the medallion. After the auction, Todd called him & Dan said “Don’t bother shipping it to me- y’all keep it & do what you want with it.” FREAKING AMAZING! So Todd & I talked & next year we will figure out a different good cause that we can auction this thing off for, a charity of some sort or a life-saving medical research foundation or something that will help others! Holy cow, this Grammy medallion is gathering up some good karma. So thank you to Todd & BOTH Dans for being downright AWESOME people. We’ve sold this thing TWICE already, & although both of the guys who bought it were big lamb of god fans, they didn’t keep it- they just wanted to help out someone else- there are still plenty of decent people out there that help renew my faith in human nature. I salute y’all!