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Fundraisers in place for ex-Connally coach Sims
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Fundraisers in place for ex-Connally coach Sims

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Former Connally girls basketball coach Taylor Sims continues to undergo treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, an aggressive form of liver cancer. It’s taken a toll on Sims and his family, including financially, but fortunately several friends are stepping up to help.

A new GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds to help toward Sims’ medical expenses. Organizers are hoping to bring in $20,000. The link is https://gofund.me/b9c24cf4.

Taylor Sims

Connally’s Taylor Sims was diagnosed with liver cancer in May, after a basketball season in which he endured multiple stomach ulcers that led to emergency surgery.

According to Marissa Barganier, a high school classmate of Sims, a meal train has also been set up to provide meals for the Sims family. That can be found at https://mealtrain.com/qm4mml.

Sims came to Connally from Teague in 2013 and coached the Lady Cadets through the 2020 season. He led them to several record-setting seasons, and won Super Centex Coach of the Year honors in 2015 after guiding Connally to its first playoff berth in 13 years.

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