Talia Joy Castellano will Forever be Remembered

Talia Joy Castellano, the 13-year-old Cover Girl sensation passed away this July 16 and the news on her death has created painful grief among all her followers and those who knew her story.  This YouTube beauty expert had been in a battle with cancer for 7 years and today she lost that fight.  Although her videos made her very popular, it was actually Ellen Degeneres' that boosted her fame when she invited Talia to her talk show and made it possible for her to become a Cover Girl.

This young and talented makeup artist inspired many people around the world through her YouTube, Instagram and Twitter account.  She was not only an icon for her makeup abilities, but also for her attitude towards life and her beauty. Beautiful face, beautiful eyes, and beautiful smile.

The type of cancer that took Talia Joy at such a young age is called neuroblastoma. This is a type of nerve cancer shows common cancer symptoms of joint pain, fever, loss of appetite and fatigue.  Other symptoms will be dictated by the primary tumor and its location. What makes this cancer so critical is that it will easily spread even before symptoms are visible. This will happen in more than half of the cases.

In one of her videos this role model and warrior explained how cancer was such a horrible and terrifying however but that in a way it had been a gift.  She loved how she was able to inspire people and how so many people looked up to her. She loved the confidence she got from this and how she could go anywhere without wearing a wig because of that confidence.

Talia was surrounded by her family and her closest friends at the time of her passing. She passes away after she unfortunately suffered fever and the need of a platelet transfusion. For the past six months, she has had to spend most of her days at the hospital. Fans around the world followed closely on her health through the facebook page Angels for Talia that was created and handled by her family. Today, the post that everyone had feared was updated on the page.  The post reads:

"It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time. God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl."