This week I was talking to my children about Childhood Cancer. My oldest daughter has been watching some video diaries of a young girl her age who has been battling Cancer. And she wanted to share her thoughts on it. And I thought who better to talk about Childhood Cancer than a child? So here’s my oldest daughters thoughts.
Cancer is a horrible illness that no child and no adult should have to go through. But I guess it is just one of life’s many obstacles.
There are so many cancer patients and so many patients that stick out to me, but there is one that I feel SO bad for. I pray and think about her every day. I so badly want her to overcome this illness.
Talia Joy’s Story
Talia Joy was diagnosed with cancer, on February 14, 2007. (What a Valentines Day!) She has been fighting cancer for almost 6 years now. Just a few months ago she and her family had found out she has two types of cancer in her body, these two cancers are rather aggressive too. The doctors have told her she has 6 months to a year to live.
A thirteen year old girl has to make a grown-up decision on whether she wants to have a bone marrow transplant or not. If she takes the transplant then she could still lose her life due to how many transplants and surgeries she has had, her body just might not be able to handle it. I could never imagine having to make a life or death decision it just seems too hard for a child to do.
To make herself feel beautiful Talia has taken an interest in make-up. She has tried to wear wigs but it just didn’t feel right to her. She has uploaded plenty of different videos to Youtube on how to apply make-up or what types of different looks you can do.
Talia never talks about her cancer life in her beauty videos. This thirteen year old girl has made cancer something you shouldn’t be afraid of though. To her, cancer is a blessing to have. This sickness has made her experience something new, something that she loves to do.
She loves to be an idol to other people and prove that cancer patients are strong and can overcome any challenge that is thrown at them. This teenager is still bright and bubbly no matter what challenge is thrown at her. Talia tells Huff Post Video
Having cancer has been a gift yet a horrible, horrible, terrifying thing. But I’ve gotten so many benefits from it…
Having a Youtube channel and having to inspire people and having people look up to me and explaining to you guys how I love and adore makeup, using it as my wig and having so much self-confidence to go out to the grocery store without a wig… it’s just amazing.
Here is one of my favorite Youtube videos of hers:
Do you think you could go on with your life faced with these terrifying odds?