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Reedley High student walks across graduation stage amid ongoing cancer battle

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Friday, May 31, 2024 4:47AM

REEDLEY, Calif. (KFSN) — A Reedley High School senior walked across the graduation stage on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

Malachi Rios was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer, which spread throughout his body in 2022.

He went into remission by May of 2023 and was able to join his team on the football field for his senior year at Reedley High School.

His cancer returned and after heavy chemotherapy, doctors deemed him incurable by chemo and radiation.

Last month, Malachi went to Cancun, Mexico to a center that offers a holistic approach to treatment.

He recently attended his senior prom and was crowned prom king.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help support Malachi during his ongoing treatment.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.