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.
Now Tara and Todd share their inspiring story, shining a light at the end of the tunnel for those enduring the suffering of losing a loved one. Through the stories of the donor recipients, readers will discover hope in the midst of pain. Honest with their struggles, the Storches show readers that life is a gift and our response to grief is a choice. They also speak with a clear voice about the importance and the blessing of being an organ donor, telling the inspiring story of the creation of Taylor’s Gift Foundation and its goals to raise awareness of the need for organ donation, to re-gift life, renew health, and restore families. They are changing the conversation around the globe that organ donation is not about death–it’s about life! Foreword by Max Lucado.
Taylor’s Gift by Tara and Todd Storch is a heartbreaking yet inspirational story of love and the ultimate sacrifice. As a mother of four, they lived through my worst nightmare – the death of a child. I cannot imagine what this family went through but by sharing their story, the reader gets a real good picture of the pain, heartbreak and loss these parents felt when they were forced with the decision of having to let go of their precious 14 year old daughter.
I am grateful for the very real feelings the parents shared – that while they were both Christians, they still struggled with their faith and their decisions. It shows how strong their faith was because they came through it all and are delivering a very powerful message in memory of their daughter Taylor – the gift of organ donation.
This family took the loss of their beautiful baby girl and used it as a means to save five other people`s lives. Something they believed she would have done if the choice was hers. That shows great strength and love.
The Storch`s are still mourning the loss of their daughter but instead of wallowing in the pain, they are making a difference to the world. They are using their personal story to save hundreds of lives and changing the attitude about organ donation nationwide. Thanks to Todd`s dedication they have created a website called Taylors Gift that encourages people to register as organ donors.
This book is a must read by anyone that has lost a child or by anyone that has ever questioned the importance of being an organ donor.
If you are interested in finding out more about organ donation visit Taylor`s Gift and register now.