12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Creates Inspiring Make-up Videos
12-year-old Talia Joy Castellano shaved her head after enduring rounds of chemotherapy. Instead of using a wig, the beautiful girl started loading up inspiring videos about beauty and her life with cancer.
Castellano, who turns 13 in a week was first diagnosed with neurobalstoma in 2007. After losing her hair to chemotherapy, the little girl didn’t want to use a wig. Instead, she decided to share some tricks on how to use make-up to enhance her already beautiful looks.
“I love makeup,” she said. “Using it as my wig.”
While the precocious pre-teen talks with confidence and optimism, she also delivers the tragic news that on top of her neuroblastoma, she has now developed an incurable form of cancer that attacks her bone marrow, preleukemia.
“I’m only 13, I shouldn’t have to be doing this,” she explained. “No one should have to be doing this. 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.”
“Having cancer has been a gift–but a horrible, horrible’ terrifying thing,” she added. “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.”
By possibly forgoing treatment, Castellano may only have a few months to live.”The journey of having cancer was amazing,” she said. “But, every journey has an end.”
Watch some of her inspiring videos below.