Talia’s Lasting Legacy


When we first met 13-year-old Talia Joy Castellano, she’d already been battling cancer for more than half of her young life. She was also a rising YouTube star thanks to her makeup tutorials and she had two dreams — to appear on Ellen’s talk show and to spread the word about the dire need for funding to cure pediatric cancer. 

She lived to see both dreams come true but she still needs your help. 

September is Childhood Cancer Month and we’re joining the chorus of those pleading for help. Talia battled until her last breath to spread the word that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States but research to find a cure is tragically underfunded. In fact, in the past 25 years ONLY ONE new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric cancer. We spoke to Talia’s mother about her daughter’s final wish.

To learn more about how you can help honor Talia and fight childhood cancer, like Talia’s Facebook page Angels for Talia: 

Watch our original story: Makeup Is My Wig