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128. Taylor's Gift: More than ORGAN DONATION | Tara Storch

• 47 min

This is a heartwarming and powerful episode. Making the decision to donate your child's organs must have to be one of the toughest decisions any parent would have to make. Yet, it can also yield incredible rewards.   Tara shares her poignant story of navigating the loss of her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, after a tragic skiing accident. Tara and her husband Todd made the life-changing decision to donate Taylor's organs, leading to the creation of the Taylor's Gift Foundation to promote organ donation and provide grief support for donor families. Through her narrative, Tara emphasizes the importance of outliving oneself by making a lasting difference in the lives of others.   Taylor's Gift, the book that Tara and Todd co-authored sharing this inspirational journey has featured on platforms such as Good Morning America and recognized by People magazine. It's a message of compassion, hope, and resilience that is not to be missed.   00:00  Introduction to Tara Storch's Story 02:04  The Tragic Skiing Accident 04:18  The Decision for Organ Donation 08:36  Founding Taylor's Gift Foundation 10:47  Meeting the Organ Recipients 13:34  Providing Grief Support 17:43  Navigating Personal Grief 24:05  Showing Up for a Grieving Friend 24:47  Understanding Grief and Compassion 25:49  Supporting Grieving Children 27:59  The Journey of Healing and Resilience 30:42  Outlive Yourself: Leaving a Lasting Legacy 34:02  Fundraising and Community Support 36:37  Reflections on Grief and Strength 44:06  Conclusion and Final Thoughts       Tara Storch's Bio   Tara is president and co-founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation and is a marketing professional, award-winning author, and community leader. Tara and her husband Todd, co-authored the award-winning book, Taylor’s Gift, which was recognized as the ‘Most Inspirational Book’ at the Books for A Better Life Awards in New York City. She and her husband were also recognized as “Heroes Among Us” by People Magazine. Opening up about her journey of finding hope and purpose after the loss of their daughter Taylor, she speaks publicly across the nation about her powerful “Outlive Yourself” message. Sharing her journey on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen Show, People Magazine, and other national and international media, she brings a message of inspiration that touches lives worldwide. She is the proud mother to three children - Taylor, Ryan, and Peyton. She and her husband, Todd currently live in the Dallas, Texas area.   Quote: "How do you want to outlive yourself and leave a lasting difference in the lives of others?." ~Tara Storch     Resources:   Tara's links: Website: Facebook: IG:       LinkedIn: Tara's personal website:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  

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