A cancer patient, has fulfilled all the items in her bucket list though she has already lost in her fight against cancer.
Thirteen-year-old cancer patient Talia Castellano had a bucket list of 74 things she would like to do, which includes giving flowers to a stranger and going to a Justin Bieber concert.
Her bucket list gained popularity after Talia’s family posted the list on her Facebook page and earned more than half a million ‘likes’ five days before Talia died.
Soon, her fans were posting pictures of them fulfilling the teenager’s dreams of:
Covering a Car in Sticky Notes
Dancing in the Rain
Getting a Tattoo
Singing Around a Campfire
Burning a Secret
Talia’s family is ever thankful for the support her fans had shown her even after she passed away. “Thank you for keeping her spirit alive and showing her family that her message and voice will continue to make an impact across the globe,” said the Castellano family.
It was her positive attitude towards her neuroblastoma and leukemia diagnosis that put her on a limelight in social media and gained her a large crowd of followers.
She did not let her condition hinder her from living a life that every healthy girl would wish to live. She refused to wear a wig because it made her feel ‘fake’ and ‘just not me.’ And, to show that she is just like any normal girl, she posted make up tutorials on YouTube, a channel who has more than 700,000 subscribers.
Her online tutorials made the achievement of two of her bucket list wishes.
When she guested on the Ellen show, she was made an honorary CoverGirl and was presented with a professional shot advert by host Ellen Degeneres.
Talia also got to fulfill her dream of becoming a fashion designer when Los Angeles-based designer, Urbana Chappa collaborated on a line of clothing for teenagers called That Bald Chick.
Talia has been battling with her terminal disease since she was seven. At the close of her life, she had come to terms with fate and had found comfort in what she had been able to achieve in her short life.
“Having a YouTube channel, inspiring people and having them look up to me. . . the journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an end,” she said.
Learn more of Talia’s story from the clip below:
Here is a video of the young girl’s last interview:
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