Blood drive in San Jacinto to honor young Ewing Sarcoma victim

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Ellen Tichy, right, is hosting at a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 31, at Stater Bros. in San Jacinto in honor of her daughter Cassi Tichy, 18, who died of Ewing Sarcoma in 2018, not long after this photo was taken during a blood drive in May 2017. Valley News/Ellen Tichy photo
In honor of her daughter who died from Ewing Sarcoma, a San Jacinto mother will host a charity blood drive Thursday, Dec. 31, in San Jacinto benefiting LifeStream Blood Bank and the charity Wings for Ewing Sarcoma. Ellen Tichy, mother of 18-year-old Cassi Tichy who died the day before her birthday of the rare childhood cancer, is hosting the special blood drive at Stater Bros. Markets, 1537 S. San Jacinto Ave., in San Jacinto. Because of the current COVID-19 emergency, LifeStream is taking donations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment. “My precious daughter died at age 18 after a very difficult, yet courageous, 32-month battle with Ewing Sarcoma,” Ellen Tichy said. “For her 21st birthday, I just wanted to wrap her in a warm embrace and give her a great big birthday and kiss
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