17-year-old’s courage in the face of aggressive cancer strengthens community resolve Photos courtesy of Ellen TichyCassi Tichi holding her diploma on graduation day. ■ Matt Mcpherson / Ellen Tichy Cassi Tichy is a local girl, born and raised in Hemet, who has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma since September 2015. It is an ugly, aggressive, and very sneaky form of cancer that initially presented itself with tumors in her left hip (grapefruit-sized), throughout both lungs, and on her left shoulder. Cassi has shown remarkable courage and a forward-thinking, positive attitude, as well as other inspirational qualities throughout this difficult journey. A special fundraiser has been organized to honor her courage as she
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