Just Keep Swimming

        A few days ago I heard of some heartbreaking news about one of the most beloved youtube beauty gurus on the internet. Taliajoy18 is back in the hospital and in the last stages of cancer. Talia a charismatic and bubbly young girl, 13 years old, so full of life and so full of bravery. She has been  battling two types of cancers for over 6 years! Taliajoy18 first started her youtube debut in 2011. She has such a love for makeup and she never let her cancer define her. She defined herself. This past Saturday her family held a prayer vigil for her asking that everyone would pray for her healing. It was so overwhelming the amount of people that showed her love. That Sunday she woke up and got up for the first time in over 5 days! Day by day she has been able to get up and now she's even making jokes and reading all the cards and gifts from her fans. I am a firm believer that PRAYER CHANGES THINGS. She has inspired so many young and old. Her famous motto is to "Just Keep Swimming." This not only applies to people with cancer but anyone dealing with life's uncertain struggles. My heart has been forever touched by this young girl. Its amazing how a child can change your whole life.

When life gets to be too hard just remember that God who not give you something that he did not think you could handle. You are stronger that you think and you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ. Stay strong and remember...

From Mattia(Talia Sister): "Please pray for the comfort of Talia and the strength for me and my mom. Talia doesn't know how much she means to me but she's changed my life and many lives out there forever. During this time I can't help but think of all the fun memories my family has had together. Like Talia always says, this is the "circle of life" and unfortunately her life is cut way too short. She is the most beautiful, inspiring, loving, spontaneous, and life changing person. She has accomplished more in her 13 years than most people will ever accomplish. I look up to my little sister for that. She is a bubbly dancer, sensational make up artist, spunky youtuber, caring friend, loving daughter and sister, honorary covergirl, clothing line designer, and much more. Pray with me and my family and let God lift our hearts and souls.

'Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.'

We love you Talia, always.

Mommy and Sissy"


  1. Talia, I pray to God that He fights this battle for you and that you will keep on being a Brave Fish! God Bless you Talia. You truly are amazing and you are an Angel from God.

    1. God Bless you and thank you for your beautiful prayer. There is power in prayer :)