Tara Storch was asked to be a guest on the Ellen Show to share her inspirational and heartbreaking story of loss, and how her family turned it into a a source of hope, love and inspiration.
In 2010 the Storch family lost 13 year old Taylor in a skiing accident on a family vacation. Because of her daughter’s giving spirit and nature, Tara and her family had decided to donate her organs. Thanks to their generosity, love and amazing decision, over 5 recipients have been given a second chance at life. The Storch family has met 3 of the recipients, including the person who received Taylor’s heart. Taking their love for their daughter and their act of amazing kindness, the Storch family created an organization called Taylor’s Gift that increases organ donor awareness and helps people register as organ donors, so they themselves can save lives. It takes a strong family to take one of the hardest events of their lives and use it to save the lives of others. With not only the 5 lives saved through the donation of Taylor’s organs, her memory continues to inspire others to do the same, and for this her family is proud to call their daughter a hero.
To learn more about Taylor’s Gift and to register to be an organ donor, please visit: http://taylorsgift.org/