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  • International Childhood Cancer Day

    A Day of Gold Every year, February 15 is known as International Childhood Cancer Day – a day to increase awareness of pediatric cancer, support families in

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  • The Red Chair

    “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Winnie The Pooh In the Autumn of Taylor’s tenth grade year she looked every

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  • 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.com

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  • Germphobes

      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 just

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  • 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 exact

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  • 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 tied

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  • Having Fun

    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. She

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  • Absent But Present

    Taylor’s presence was always larger than life. Her smile, her humor, her mischievous eyes, and her life loving energy filled every room. The only thing as large

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  • Feeling Blessed

    When people ask me what I do, they don’t know how to respond when I tell them I fight for increased awareness and funding for pediatric cancer.

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  • Fighting Back: A Legacy

    We are a family that lost a beloved daughter and sister at the unthinkable age of 16. Our lives have been a journey of managing illness, grieving,

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