At just 12-years-old, Talia Joy Castellano might be deemed a bit young to be wearing makeup, but once you leearn about her life story, you'll realize that playing with palettes are the one joy this cancer patient really has:
Talia's been a cancer patient since 2007, and says she uses makeup as a "wig" that makes her feel comfortable and confident even while going through shit that most of us couldn't even begin to fathom. Over 100,000 people subscribe to her YouTube page just so they can watch her bubbly and seriously impressive makeup tutorials.
Yesterday, she uploaded a vlog titled "idk what to say" and announced some horrible news: she now has two cancers in her body at once:
"Well pre leukemia which is a start of leukemia in my bonemarrow," she wrote on the site. "Its very rare to have neuroblastoma and leukemia at the same time."
Talia explains to her viewers that "Basically there are not really a lot of options for treatment anymore". One of them is a bone marrow transplant, which would be very tough on her body because she's had "so many surgeries it's crazy." If she chooses not to go through with it, she would only have four months to a year to live"
"I'm going to decide whether or not I want to do the bone marrow transplant, or whether or not I just don't do it and live the time I have remaining," she says. "This is not fair to me anymore. I'm only 13. I shouldn't have to be doing this…it's really not fair for kids to have cancer. It really frickin sucks."
Talia's not sure what her next steps are, but she does know she'll keep making videos. She says.
"Having a YouTube channel, having to inspire people and having people look up to me...I adore, I love makeup, using it as my wig...it's amazing...the journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an end. I hope you guys understand what I'm saying, and understand where I'm coming from."
Talia's birthday is coming up soon, so send your messages of support over at the Angels For Talia fan page on Facebook