Wednesday, April 10, 2013

G ve Life

That is what 13 year old Taylor Storch was able to do, and you should too.

Paint it Forward! is part of the Taylor's gift campaign for organ donation awareness. Traci shared the page with me and when I read the story I knew I had to donate and spread the word. I think that the Storch's have a very important message to share so I've quoted some things from their webpage for this post. Today is not just about nails but more importantly, about giving life.

Taylor Blue is a gorgeous teal blue crelly which is opaque in just two coats. I've stamped the accent nail with Vivid Lacquer plate VL001 and Essence Stamp Me White.

Taylor’s Gift Foundation is dedicated to a life changing mission to increase organ donation to regift life, renew health and restore families. By focusing on increasing certified organ donations in the United States and worldwide, the foundation has become a positive force in changing the conversation about organ donation: Outlive Yourself.

In March 2010, thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Knowing Taylor's caring spirit, they were sure this was what she would have wanted. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.
If you want to read more of their story, the book is available at the retailers listed on their webpage here. They also host a lot of events; some coming up in Naperville, IL and the Dallas, TX area soon.

In this video, Taylor's parents were able to meet Patricia, the recipient of Taylor's heart.

So wear your heart on your hands, show your true colors and Give Life!


  1. That is a beautiful story, beautiful polish. BTW...I am an organ donor :)

    1. Thank you for being a donor and your sweet comments! :)

  2. Oh man, that video was happy and sad all at the same time.. had me crying.

    The polish color is pretty fantastic; I'll have to order it.

    1. I thought so too and I cried too! I cannot even imagine how they must have felt as it was all happening.
      I'm glad to hear that you're donating too! <3

  3. Thank you Jen, for posting this and showing what organ donation can do for others. Having had a transplant 18 yrs. ago and now once again being in kidney failure, this is obviously something I support 100%+.
    What a wonderful cause to support, and what a gorgeous color to represent giving life!! <3

  4. perfect manicure for such an important message ☼


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