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Tara Storch, Co-founder

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Losing a Child + Marriage = One Unpredictable Journey

 

 

If you read the title of this, you will see that I used the word ‘unpredictable’. Yep, that’s right.  When a married couple is suddenly faced with the loss of a child, the whole world around them becomes unpredictable. I know this because I’ve walked it.  

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Tara Storch: Finding Joy In Speaking

 

Waiting to walk onto a stage to speak always gives me butterflies. My head always starts to swirl with questions like, “Will they like the message”? “Will the technology work?” (oh goodness...that is a big concern for me), but most importantly, “Will the audience be inspired?”

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Watching Her Wait for the Gift of Life

Last week, Emily - our incredible new Executive Director for Taylor’s Gift Foundation - and I made a media visit to Houston, Texas for our upcoming May 15 Topgolf Tournament. Two of our very near and dear partners, Nora’s Home and LifeGift, are located in Houston, and I wanted to make sure that she had an opportunity to meet with them and see the first-hand impact that the Taylor’s Gift Legacy Gift program is making.

Nora’s Home was our first stop when we got into town. I was so excited to show Emily this incredible organization that Taylor’s Gift has partnered with to help transplant families in Houston. Through our Legacy Gift program, Taylor’s Gift has been honored to support the Nora’s Home Adopt-A-Family program that provides transplant patients and their families a place to stay for free, in addition to sponsoring their Family Room where these special families and their children gather and play. 

The Little Girl Who Stole My Heart

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Losing a Child + Marriage = One Unpredictable Grief Journey

 

If you read the title of this, you will see that I used the word ‘unpredictable’. Yep, that’s right. When a married couple is suddenly faced with the loss of a child, the whole world around them becomes unpredictable. I know this because I’ve walked it.  

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Taylor is a Beautiful Candidate for Organ Donation, Would You Consider it?

It was March of 2010, on our first day of Spring Break in Colorado when my husband, Todd and I were faced with something we never thought we’d ever face in our lifetime…our oldest daughter Taylor had been in a skiing accident and the doctors told us there was no hope of her surviving.

Photo: The Family - Spring Break in Colorado

Sitting in shock in the hospital that day, we were asked a question that we’d never thought to prepare for, “Your daughter is a beautiful candidate for organ donation, would you consider it?”  

Without a Doubt

I remember distinctly looking at my husband as he stood by Taylor’s bedside.

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A Simple Conversation Starter on How to Talk About Organ Donation

Looking back 20 years or so, breast cancer wasn’t exactly a topic of conversation at the dinner table, much less talked about anywhere as freely as it is now. It was uncomfortable to mention the word “breast” and unless you were one of the pioneers of the cause, in no way was your awareness level at a point of thinking about often enough.

Now, you see the pink color on NFL fields, cereal boxes, special edition products… all over the place! It’s safe to say that Susan G. Komen and the others made breast cancer a topic that is easy and comfortable to talk about, even at the dinner table.

An Awkward Topic?

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Facing Fear, Finding Joy: Helping Others Understand Organ Donation

Photo: Porsche Brosseau

According to national studies, people are more afraid of speaking in public than they are of death. Would you agree? Maybe it’s easy for you (consider yourself lucky!) but for most of us, getting up in front of an audience and talking can feel like some of the longest, slowest-passing minutes of our lives.

You see, it wasn’t all that long ago when public speaking was something that completely unnerved me. But somewhere in the process of being thrown out of my comfort zone, I noticed something: the things that I didn’t like doing - those things that really challenged me - were actually becoming so much easier than I had ever imagined them being. And in some cases, those things actually started to become things that I really enjoyed.

Crazy I know, but it's a great reminder of what can happen when you 'Outlive Yourself'.

From Fear to Excitement

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