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Taylor's Gift, The Book: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

16

Oct

2013

From grieving parents and teenage girls, to organ donors and recipients-with everyone in between, countless readers feel a special connection to the story Taylor’s Gift founder’s Todd and Tara so openly and intimately share through their book, Taylor’s Gift.

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Taylor’s Gift, the Book: Impacting Lives Around the Globe

Taylor’s Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope (available online at Amazon, Barnes & NobleiBooks and major book retailers), written by Todd and Tara Storch with Jennifer Schuchmann, was published and released in April of 2013. 

With so many heartwarming responses being received, the outpour of support and encouragement is humbling. As readers describe their unique situations, sharing the personal impacts that the book is making, it is impossible to miss-there is something incredibly special about this story.

We thought we would share a few of the responses that have come in, to give you a glimpse of the impact that this hope filled journey is making. The way that this book is stirring hearts across the globe is absolutely awe-inspiring.

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Incredible Responses to the Book

“My 12 year old son is waiting for a heart transplant. He was listed as a cat 2 in Oct 2012. I am struggling in every way knowing his heart is in failure and coming to its final beats. I drew inspiration from your book and reflect back when I need encouragement.”

“Recently, I tragically lost two of my friends who were sisters. I stumbled upon your book in July and decided to buy it. After reading your story of compassion and faith, I decided to share it with friends who struggled with their faith after losing our friends. I also decided to become a donor.”

“I read Taylor’s Gift and am passing on to a friend. As I write this, I am awaiting word from a friend who is receiving lungs just in time. My High School drama teacher had a liver transplant. She just turned 20. My friend who is going to read you book next lost her husband a year ago after receiving 8 bonus years due to a family’s gracious gift of their teenage son’s heart. A high school friend’s baby received a liver transplant. She is no 21. I don’t live in a major city. I live in a town of 4,000. Transplants are important EVERYWHERE!!”

“I have just read your book and your story touched me so deeply. It has caused me to renew my perspective on my relationship with God and to review and think around the meaning of my work. It has to be purposeful rather than monetary motivated.”

“I just finished reading Taylor’s Gift. I am amazed by your strength through everything you’ve been through. As an anesthesiologist, I’ve been involved in many organ transplants. I often forget (or maybe just push it out of my mind) what has to occur to get to that point. Thank you for all that you have done to get the word out about organ donation.”

“I am just now finishing the book and it has truly touched my heart. I actually am a registered donor, by saying yes on my driver’s license. But, I always thought it just sounded “nicer” by saying yes than no. I honestly have never really thought about how serious it is and how life changing that answer is when you are asked if you want to be a donor until I read your book. I too want to get the word out now and let others know how important it is.”

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