Rest in peace Talia Joy Castellano. Even though I am devastated by your passing, I’m happy that your pain and suffering is at an end after battling #childhoodcancer for 6 years. Talia had 2 types of cancers: neuroblastoma and pre-leukemia. You inspire me with your passion for bringing awareness to childhood cancer. You have achieved more at 13 than most adults in their entire lifetime. You’ll always be in my thoughts @taliajoy18 You probably don’t realize the scope of your impact on people’s lives. She has been fighting cancer for nearly 7 years and last August she was told she has a new second kind of cancer. The 13 year old was already a YouTube sensation with her makeup tutorials. When she delivered the news about this new form of cancer, she said, “Life is like a journey. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. And I guess my journey is nearing the end.”
Talia has continued to do her makeup videos and do cancer updates. She has enjoyed all the opportunities that she was able to in the last few months. Through it all, she has continued to be her spunky, sassy self. When Talia appeared on The Ellen Show, she was asked how does she keep her spirits up? Her answer; “A little fish once told me, just keep swimming.”
A couple of weeks ago, new scans revealed that her cancer has spread throughout her bones and it is giving her a lot of pain. She has been on IV pain medication to help. While Talia is now out of treatment options, she was still living her life and wants to make sure that she leaves her “footprints and fingerprints” on the world.
She still has a lot of dreams and one of them is to help children and families who are battling cancer. Talia’s favorite charity is the BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. Talia wants to help Base Camp have a permanent home, so she launched a fundraising campaign called “Bring Hope Home” #prayfortalia