Talia Joy Castellano passed away last week after a 6-year battle with not one, but two cancers. Along with a beautiful message of hope and strength, Talia left behind a bucket list of more than 70 items that she had hoped to accomplish before she passed away. Although she’s now gone, her fans are hard at work making her dreams come true. Next up on the list is #62: Have my own MAC collection.
While she was only 13 years old, Talia’s talents as a makeup artist far exceeded her youth. While we’re not experts on blending or the great smokey eye, we know enough to be wowed by her accomplishments on her YouTube channel, which, by the way, has more than 700,000 followers. Talia didn’t wear wigs to cover her bald head as a result from her chemotherapy, and instead she would experiment with makeup and nail art. She saw herself as beautiful through her illness and encouraged others to do the same with the help of her tutorials.
To fulfill the MAC collection wish, fans have created a petition on Change.org. “I believe if we get enough people petitioning on this MAC will notice, and consider making one of Talia's dreams come true,” reads an excerpt from the petition, which currently has a little over 6,100 supporters out of its goal of 7,500. “It would be even better if MAC donated some of the money from the line to children’s cancer charities.”
This girl was such an inspiration to us, so we’re going to sign the petition. We think it would be a great gesture if you did, too! If you’d like to help chip away at other items on Talia’s bucket list, just take a photo and post it to Angels For Talia on Facebook or tag it on Twitter or Instagram with #taliasbucketlist. Don’t forget to include #wetpaintmoms so we can see your contribution, too!
We’d love to see this dream come true for Talia, because she absolutely deserves it.