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Support former Colorado Rapids coach Tim Hankinson's fight against cancer

Former Colorado Rapids coach and longtime staple of soccer in the United States Tim Hankinson has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma, and you can help his fight against cancer at this online fundraiser via GoFundMe.com organized by his wife Yvette and friends.

Hankinson was diagnosed with the ailment when he went in for a routine check-up and physical and plans to undergo treatment of trial drugs that have not yet been approved by the FDA, meaning insurance might not cover the whole cost.

“He, of course, will do all he can to fight this. His soccer coaching career may be coming to a close, but there is a lot to live for,” the GoFundMePage said. “We are raising money because this course of treatment will have many expenses attached to it. He will have to travel to Houston each week for trial treatments and medical appointments. Some weeks he will have to stay in Houston for a few days at a time. Although the chemotherapy will be partially covered by insurance, we are unsure of how much of the trial drugs will be covered since they are not yet FDA approved. Cancer is expensive as we all know and without help this course of treatment would not be possible.”

Hankinson coached the Rapids from 2001-2004 as part of an illustrious coaching career that dates back to the 1970s and spans all levels of the collegiate and professional ranks. He has also coached the Charleston Battery, Raleigh Flyers, San Antonio Scorpions, Indy Eleven and Chattanooga Red Wolves.

All donations will go directly to helping Hakinson's fight with cancer.