Talia Joy Castellano Changed the World for Young People With Cancer

In return for her fierceness, Talia supporters helped her fulfill her "bucket list" of dreams and goals, including running a successful campaign that got her an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Talia was extraordinarily wise and mature and was straight-forward when she updated her followers on YouTube. She was passionately honest and raw, in ways that most cancer support books for both children and adults alike are not.

"I'm on IV meds, I'm on a pump for Dilaudid, steroids, I'm on a few other things for anxiety that I've been having, I've been having a lot of anxiety," Talia said in her last "CancerVlog" published on May 22, 2013.

"It's adding up," she went on to say. "I can't really explain it, and I don't want to explain it, because I don't want to make it sound like something it's not. But basically, I've just not been Talia. Really down, and very anxious and moody."

When the treatments didn't go as planned, Talia would come back to YouTube and explain what plan-B was and she did it with the same confidence and hope as the first time around.

Talia's spirits remained high, even when she told her followers that her cancer was terminal and that there would be no cure.

"Having cancer has been an amazing yet horrible journey," she said. "Yet every journey has an end."

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