Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Talia Castellano

Hello beauties!!

As I type this, my heart is very heavy. Most of you who watch makeup tutorials on YouTube must have come across this little face at least once :

If you haven't, let me tell you about her. This is 13 year old Talia Castellano, a brave and inspiring young girl who has been fighting cancer for 6 years now.

She has an incredible spirit and has honestly inspired millions of people across the globe, with her unwillingness to give in and her ever ready smile. And then she's got some makeup skills too!!

Earlier this year, she was made an honorary Cover Girl on the Ellen show, and touched a lot of people's hearts, as well as Ellen's.

But she's got a lot more to her than a beautiful smile and those big doe eyes. Talia's message is to 'just keep swimming' and to keep fighting. She's a sweet little kid with a big, big heart. I don't personally know Talia, though I've been inspired by her in my own life too. She brings a message of hope, even when you're caught in a dark place, and to keep on fighting. I think that's pretty amazing for someone so young.

The sad news is that it hasn't been going so well for Talia over the last while. She's been in hospital for a long time now and in a lot of pain. This is a status update from her personal Facebook page (uploaded last Friday) :

Update: Talia hasn't eaten in 5 days and now just sleeps most the day. The few times she wakes up are to vomit or go to the bathroom. She's in so much pain, is very nauseous and has a great deal of anxiety that she's on medications constantly in addition to her lidocaine patches. She has swelling and fevers on and off. She's needing platelets again and will have another transfusion today. Last night during our global prayer, she opened her eyes right at 8pm for a moment. We will be arranging more prayer vigils and will keep the updates coming when we can. Talia hasn't been able to look at her phone or computer for the last 4 days and we don't expect this to change, so please understand if you've tried to send her emails or messages. What she needs is comfort, peace and for the pain, nausea and anxiety to go away, please pray for this for our sweet angel. Thank you.

This is an update from Monday :

Update: Talia slept most of the night. She woke up this morning to use the restroom and stretch and is now sleeping again. Talia has been blessed to have such a loving Mom and family. Her Mom, Desiree, never leaves her side and is there to hear every breath her little angel takes. When you send your love and prayers to Talia, please remember to send strength and love to Desiree too. Thank you!

There have been prayer runs for her already, but I ask that you take a moment to pray for this sweet young girl when you have a spare moment. Keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers and please ask God for comfort for her and her family and to stop her pain as well.

If you want to check out her website, or her YouTube, feel free. There are also some charities you can support in her name, and some vlog updates found on her website.

You're in our thoughts and prayers, Talia! Don't give up and just keep swimming!

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,


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