16-Year-Old Taylor Foster Battles Osteosarcoma, Bone Cancer While Chasing Softball Dream

11:15 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC-- There is nothing like a teenager's dream of playing sports all through school and playing for their favorite college. 

So imagine the disappointment when an illness tries to interrupt the dream of one teenager on track to do just that. And her dream is to play softball at her high school in Guilford County and to go to college and play for Florida State.

That's the challenge 16-year-old Taylor Foster is facing. Foster is fighting cancer after being diagnosed three years ago and chasing her dream of playing softball.

Taylor found out she had Osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, on the same day she found out she made the softball team at Northeast High School in 2010. And she's come out swinging ever since.

On her 16th birthday, Florida State University's softball coach visited her in the hospital. Since then, she's been in touch with the team. She got back from visiting the University in Florida Monday.

"I've always been one of those people that always saw the bright side of things. I was always positive," she said. "I was more sad that I didn't get to play softball anymore than that I had cancer."

The Foster family is holding a spaghetti lunch fundraiser to help pay for the medical expenses. The lunch is at Lebanon Baptist Church April 6. It's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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