25yo M’sian Graduate Who Suffered Bone Cancer Passes Away Days After Receiving His Scroll 


Abdul Rahman Muhamad Rashidi, a 25-year-old university graduate, could not attend his convocation due to his severe battle with bone cancer.

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Rahman with his graduation gown at the hospital
Photo via TikTok/@rahmancyborg

Diagnosed at 23, the disease aggressively spread to his lungs and spinal nerves, leaving him bedridden.

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According to Astro Awani, his father, embodying strength and love, stood in to collect his scroll during the convocation ceremony.

This touching act was also documented on TikTok under the username @rahmancyborg.

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@rahmancyborg Syukur alhamdulillah officially graduated, terima kasih ya Allah. Perjuangan saya masih belum berakhir, will keep strong and fighting 💪🤲 #cancerfighter #osteosarcoma #cancerawareness ♬ original sound – Rahman Cyborg

Diagnosed with cancer in 2021

According to his TikTok account, his journey began with an unexpected diagnosis in May 2021, when prolonged knee pain led to the discovery of a tumorous growth.

Rahman before cancer
Photo via TikTok/@rahmancyborg

Despite undergoing a leg amputation and using a prosthetic leg to aid in mobility, his condition deteriorated.

Rahman who got his leg amputated because of his cancer
Photo via TikTok/@rahmancyborg

Even with these efforts, including the adoption of a prosthetic leg to aid his mobility, Abdul Rahman’s condition steadily worsened.

He faced an uphill battle, becoming paralyzed from the waist down and increasingly reliant on an oxygen concentrator for breathing.

Graduated with honors

Despite the enormous physical and emotional challenges, he graduated with honors in Business Mathematics, achieving a remarkable CGPA of 3.62.

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His academic prowess and resilience caught the attention of the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Mohd Foad Sakdan, who personally visited him, offering support and acknowledging his exceptional achievements.

Rahman with his graduation gown at the hospital 2
Photo via TikTok/@rahmancyborg

The university’s convocation ceremony, a significant milestone in any graduate’s life, took a unique turn for Abdul Rahman.

Unable to attend due to his deteriorating health, his father stepped in to receive the degree on his behalf, a moment that was both celebratory and somber.

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This event, chronicled on the university’s TikTok page @uumsintok, included a pre-recorded video of Abdul Rahman, dressed in his cap and gown, delivering a graduation speech from his home. It was a powerful testament to his strength and dedication.

Rahman speaks at the graduation uum
Photo from UUM (via Berita Harian)

Passes away days after graduation

Tragically, just days after this event, Abdul Rahman succumbed to his illness.

His passing was mourned across social media platforms, including TikTok.

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His wife’s heartfelt goodbye message under his last video post resonated with many, reflecting both the depth of their love and the pain of loss.

I’m so proud of you baby love.

“I hope you are at peace in eternal paradise. We will meet again. I already miss you, baby,” she wrote.

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