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.
Documenting their journey, the Storch's also intermix the stories of the five people who benefited from the gift of Taylor's heart, kidneys, corneas, liver and pancreas. These stories, as well as the story of Taylor's life, are so powerful and emotional - it is hard to imagine the suffering, and the resulting joy that was achieved through his situation.
I feel that this is an incredibly important book for it's support and encouragement of organ donation. The Storches have a wonderful website dedicated to this cause at www.taylorsgift.org - you can find information on organ donation there, and more about the foundation Taylor's parents have created to memorialize their daughter.
This is a wonderfully written tribute, and I highly encourage everyone to check it out!