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Coach known for inspiring many athletes now in the fight of his life

A man known for inspiring and supporting many young athletes is now in the fight of his life.

Madison County swim coach Tim Cahill was recently diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.

So now, his community is coming together to raise money in his honor.

Cahill has helped countless athletes earn college swimming scholarships, and even helped them get to the Olympic Trials, with his motto, "Attitude is everything."

Several swimmers, and others in the community, are now working together, not to swim, but to walk in the Relay For Life this weekend.

T-shirts and bracelets are being sold in Cahill's honor, with all money donated to the American Cancer Society.

Cahill hasn't been able to spend as much time at the pool lately, as he's undergoing treatment.

He does plan to attend the Relay For Life, and so are dozens of his former athletes, coming from all over the country to offer their support.

So far, nearly $10,000 has been raised in Cahill's name.


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