We told you last week that the beautiful Talia Joy Castellano, 13, known for her YouTube channel where she provided makeup tips and shared her story of living as a child with cancer, passed away on July 16. She had courageously battled both leukemia and neuroblastoma cancer at the same time, and after years of treatments that have been going since she was just seven years old, Castellano decided to forgo anymore painful surgeries (including a bone marrow transplant) just last year and enjoy whatever time left she had on earth. And she surely did, even getting to sit on Ellen Degeneres’ couch and being named an honorary CoverGirl (which came with $20,000 from the makeup company). Before she passed, her mother, in hoping to connect with Castellano’s fans, posted a picture of her daughter’s bucket list on Facebook. One of the goals on that list was “62. have my own mac collection,” and since her passing this time last week, fans of the bright and talented teen have already started a Change.org petition to actually make that dream come true.
According to the Daily Mail, the petition was spearheaded by another teenager, Lauren Vennes, who was clearly impacted by Castellano’s life, YouTube tutorials, and brave story. So far, the petition has nearly 3,000 signatures:
“I have been a fan of Talia for about a year now, and hearing about her death hurt me deeply…She made a bucket list for all of her fans to complete in her last hours. One of them, number 62 is to have her own MAC collection. I believe if we get enough people petitioning on this MAC will notice, and consider making one of Talia’s dreams come true. Please help support the beautiful little angel in heaven’s dreams come true. We Love You Talia!”
This could definitely be a great idea, especially if a small line created by MAC in memory of the young girl could have some proceeds go towards cancer research (in particular, something for young children battling aggressive forms of cancer as Castellano was). They could use colors inspired by some of the many shades of eyeshadow and lipsticks that Castellano has used in her videos, and with her following, I’m sure many young girls and women would buy products from her line to support. It would be a smart move on MAC’s part, but we’ll just wait and see what moves they do and don’t make. If you’re interested in signing, click over to the Change.org petition and tell your friends! R.I.P. Talia.