13-year-old Talia Castellano was diagnosed with cancer at age 7, but hasn’t let her diagnosis stop her from living a life that people triple her age have yet to live. She decided to put her love for makeup to good use and began her own YouTube channel where she gained a huge following of supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres.
The ever-popular talk show host decided to have Talia on her show to share her story with the world. Of course, being on Ellen, one never goes away empty-handed.
Ellen got in touch with the people from CoverGirl, as she is a spokeswoman for the brand, and gave Talia the news that they wanted her to be an honorary CoverGirl with her own cover.
That was not the last of the surprises though. Talia also got the chance to attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada where she got to mingle with and interview Ryan Seascrest, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani and Usher.
Even though Talia is in and out of the hospital receiving many treatments for her illness, she continues to post videos for her fans and viewers from her hospital bed.
She has a spirit that stretches far and wide when most people would have given up. We wish Talia the best of luck and a clean bill of health!
Here is a link to Talia’s YouTube channel. WARNING: Her videos are addicting and your jaw will drop when you hear how well spoken and mature this 13-year-old girl is.
What do you think of Talia’s story?