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Video: California fire chief gets emotional after firefighters surprise him at final cancer treatment

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Video: California fire chief gets emotional after firefighters surprise him at final cancer treatment

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Updated: 4:59 PM PDT Jun 20, 2024

Brandon Willson, chief of California’s Corona Fire Battalion, was met with applause and tears as he completed his final chemotherapy session in his battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Thursday morning.”Being in the fire service. It’s just like everybody else. You never think it’s going to happen to you. You know, and my number was picked July 3 is when they told me, it just reminded me that although the fire service is a very special thing in that moment of learning my diagnosis, it didn’t really mean anything to me anymore. It was just my family,” said Willson.The surprise crowd gathered at the City of Hope cancer treatment center.Willson’s doctors confirmed his cancer is in remission. Among those present were his two young sons, Luke and Gavin, and his wife, Amber. Willson, a local hero who has repeatedly risked his life for others, was visibly moved by the show of support.

Brandon Willson, chief of California’s Corona Fire Battalion, was met with applause and tears as he completed his final chemotherapy session in his battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Thursday morning.

“Being in the fire service. It’s just like everybody else. You never think it’s going to happen to you. You know, and my number was picked July 3 is when they told me, it just reminded me that although the fire service is a very special thing in that moment of learning my diagnosis, it didn’t really mean anything to me anymore. It was just my family,” said Willson.

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The surprise crowd gathered at the City of Hope cancer treatment center.

Willson’s doctors confirmed his cancer is in remission.

Among those present were his two young sons, Luke and Gavin, and his wife, Amber.

Willson, a local hero who has repeatedly risked his life for others, was visibly moved by the show of support.

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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.