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Tony Taylor Raising Money to Support His Sister's Cancer Treatment

The former Revolution forward hopes to raise $50,000 to fund his sister's procedure

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In April, Tony Taylor underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL, a procedure that has forced the NYCFC forward to focus on 2016. Today, Taylor has focused his attention on something far more important: his sister Angie, who was recently diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

On Thursday, Taylor took to Instagram to share the news:

As explained in the photo's caption, Angie's insurance will not cover the cost of surgery. That hasn't stopped Taylor, however, who has been using social media to promote a gofundme campaign to raise funds for his sister's treatment. To date, the campaign has raised $1,602 of the $50,000 needed to fund Angie's procedure.

In 2014, the Revolution acquired Taylor via a weighted lottery system. He made one appearance for the club—logging just nine minutes—before NYCFC selected him 10th overall in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft. This season, Taylor made just two appearances for NYCFC before going down with his ACL injury in a match against the Portland Timbers.

Taylor will look to rebound in 2016, fighting with former Revolution forward Patrick Mullins for minutes in the NYCFC attack.