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A mother’s dedication to a daughter’s wish.
A mother holds her daughter’s hand for a little while but her heart forever. —Anonymous
Taylor, your life was not only about what you accomplished, but also about what you left behind. Your boundless optimism at the bleakest moments, your concern for others even when you were at your worst, and your zest for life even as death neared taught me more about love than I thought there was to know.
We will continue to fight in your honor and will never falter in our commitment to you and to children with cancer everywhere. We are keeping your spirit, your thirst to make change, and your dedication to help others alive. While your life was tragically cut short, your mark on the world lives on in our family, in the organization, and in children who have and will win their battles against cancer thanks to you.
Just to think of you reminds of why what I do is so important. Thank you for a lifetime of love and showing us all what humanity really means. I will always have your heart.
Pre-order Blue Your Hair Blue
A portion of all author proceeds from the sale of my memoir, Paint You Hair Blue, will be donated to the Taylor Matthews Foundation. Pre-order at www.paintyourhairblue.comRead More
You know that awful smell that hits you the second you walk onto a patient floor in a hospital. You can probably smell it now justRead More
Taylor and the New York City Marathon
The buzz about the New York City Marathon is starting. It reminds me of the last time I ran the marathon which was in 2009, the exactRead More
Signs from Taylor
On Taylor’s 25th birthday, my husband and I continued our tradition of bringing balloons to the cemetery along with flowers to plant around Taylor’s gravestone. I tiedRead More
Even as a very young child, Taylor’s day was not complete unless it involved a lot of fun and at least a little bit of mischief. SheRead More
Children’s Hospital at Columbia Medical University
Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous clinical progress at the Children’s Hospital at Columbia University. We are exclusively funding Precision Medicine at Columbia University. The practice of Precision medicine involves genome sequencing of an individual child’s tumor to identify mutations in their DNA.Read More
Memorial Sloan Kettering
The anti-body study funded by tay-bandz has reached completion. The antibody was used for a specific cancer that typically hits 15-18 years old and has a very poor prognosis.Read More
The National Institute of Health
tay-bandz has funded the completion of a clinical grade master cell bank to support development of a new immunotherapy based vaccine for patients with pediatric sarcomas.Read More
MD Anderson Cancer Center
tay-bandz has funded research focused on pediatric osteosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma that can occur in adolescents and young adults.Read More
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Urgent Help Needed To Secure Senate Republican Co-Sponsorship of the STAR Act
The Childhood Cancer STAR Act – the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever considered by the U.S. Congress – is at a critical crossroads and needs your