Talia's Legacy Children's Cancer Foundation
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Talia Joy Castellano

Welcome to Talia's Legacy Children's Cancer Foundation 

Talia Joy Castellano made her mark on the world, even after she gained her wings, she continues to influence millions through her social media platforms.

Her mom Desiree and sister Mattia promise to carry out Talia's wishes. The first step was forming Talia’s Legacy Children's Cancer Foundation and there are many plans for this non-profit organization, including fund raising that will support the organization’s goals.

Talia's wish was to find a cure for childhood cancer. Talia's Legacy will help to raise fund's for clinical trials, research and drugs that specifically target childhood cancer.

Unfortunately, Talia lost her hair while battling childhood cancer and makeup became her passion. Talia created the motto "Makeup Is My Wig".  Talia wanted to help other children feel pretty and confident like she did, so she started GLAM WARS.  GLAM WARS is now a program that teaches young girls how to apply makeup to help them feel empowered while fighting childhood cancer.

Talia's makeup tutorials can be seen on her YouTube channel, Taliajoy18.   Talia continues to inspire millions around the world and continues to make a difference.



Who is Talia Joy Castellano?

On February 14, 2007, at the age of seven, Talia Joy Castellano was diagnosed with neuroblastoma,  form of childhood cancer. After three relapses and a diagnosis of the secondary cancer, MDS/preleukemia, Talia continued to fight two forms of cancer. She continued treatments knowing there was no cure, but hoped to slow down the progression to prolong her life.  After six and a half years, on July 16, 2013 at 11:22am, Talia Joy Castellano lost her battle to childhood cancer.

Throughout her battle, Talia never stopped dreaming. She loved people, shopping, music, the beach, watching YouTube, fashion, social media and most of all makeup! Talia started using makeup when she was seven years old, after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She came up with the motto, “Makeup is My Wig.” Combining all of her loves into one, Talia started her own YouTube channel, called Taliajoy18. Talia gave her subscribers makeup tutorials and uploaded vlogs that shed light on her cancer. She now has over 1,000,000 subscribers and continues to attract followers who view her YouTube videos. She continues to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest and to love themselves as they are.

Talia has been featured on numerous national television shows.  In September 2012, Talia had the privilege of being on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Here she was bestowed the honor of becoming an honorary Cover Girl. She had the opportunity to report from the IHeart Radio concert for Ellen.

Talia saw this as her chance to shine, a way to leave behind a legacy for her fans, friends and family. Talia wanted “to leave her footprints and hand prints” on this world so she will never be forgotten.


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Also visit us at TaliaJoy18 Google+ or Talia's Legacy Google+

Click below to Donate to Clinical Trials and Research to help find a CURE to Childhood Cancer. 


Click below to Donate to our GLAM WARS program to help empower young girls feel confident while battling childhood cancer. 


Your donations can also be mailed to the address below. Please specify in the memo  where you would like your donations to go towards; either clinical trials & research, GLAM WARS or for operations. 

Talia's Legacy Children's Cancer Foundation c/o Desiree Castellano 1521 Hunters Mill Place Oviedo FL 32765