Review: Taylor’s Gift

Taylor's GiftTitle: Taylor’s Gift

Author: Todd & Tara Storch w/ Jennifer Schuchmann


Pages: 336

ISBN: 978-0-8007-2241-8

Genre: Memoir, Inspirational

“The Storches are a truly amazing and inspiring family! They show beautifully how faith and hope can bring you through the toughest of times. Taylor’s Gift clearly shows that there can be a purpose in the pain.”-Carly Patterson, Olympic gold medalist It was the last run of their first day on the slopes, the beginning of another great family vacation for Todd and Tara Storch and their three children. But when thirteen-year-old Taylor’s life was tragically cut short in a skiing accident, the Storches were overcome by the devastating loss of their daughter. Still in shock, they were asked a question no parents ever think they will hear: “Would you be willing to donate Taylor’s organs?”

Their answer would change their family’s lives forever and provide comfort during their darkest moments. It would also save the lives of five desperate people anxiously waiting for a heart, a liver, a cornea, a pancreas, and a kidney.

Taylor’s death could have destroyed the Storches-and in some ways it almost did. Instead, her gift of life brought them strength, knowing her heart was continuing to beat. Taylor’s Gift is more than Taylor’s story, or even Todd and Tara’s story. It’s the story of a nurse who can now be an active mom and fully present for her kids, a cowboy who now has the strength and ability to give back to the community, a biker who can now give of himself completely, and a teenager who can now see her future for the first time.

It’s a story of finding strength in God and creating good even in the darkest times.

It’s a story of hope.

Todd and Tara have shared their story on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and other national media. They are the parents of Taylor, Ryan, and Peyton, and have made their home in Texas.

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My Thoughts:

From the first page this book touched my heart. It caused me to look deep inside my heart myself and ask questions I had never asked myself before.

Throughout the book you’ll be able to feel the pain and loss that Todd & Tara and their family goes through. Their loss and testimony brought me to tears in several of the chapters.

But the biggest thing in this book is that through their loss they were able to save five other lives by donating her organs. Which brought me to the question, would I be able to do something like that? Would I be able to donate the organs of a loved one or even my own to save the lives of numerous other people?

It’s something to consider when you look at the list of people waiting for a donor and those that are actually donating their organs. If everybody was willing to give of themselves to save another life there would be a lot more lives that would be saved.

This book inspired me and blessed me in ways that were unexpected and I hope it does you too.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.

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Posted on April 19, 2013, in Inspirational, Memoir and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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