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

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

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by Todd Storch, Tara Storch, Jennifer Schuchmann
     
 

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Todd Storch is a successful consultant, public speaker, and community leader. After the death of his daughter, he began to pursue his new God-given mission to promote organ donation. Todd is cofounder and president of Taylor's Gift Foundation, where he and his wife, Tara, work tirelessly to help those who have been touched by organ donation. Todd is honored

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Todd Storch is a successful consultant, public speaker, and community leader. After the death of his daughter, he began to pursue his new God-given mission to promote organ donation. Todd is cofounder and president of Taylor's Gift Foundation, where he and his wife, Tara, work tirelessly to help those who have been touched by organ donation. Todd is honored to lead the foundation that has helped contribute to the registration of millions of new organ donors and is still changing the conversation about organ donation.

Tara Storch is first and foremost a mom, but she is also a sales and marketing professional, is active in her church, and is a community leader. Along with her husband, Todd, she cofounded Taylor's Gift Foundation. She leads the marketing efforts of the foundation with the mission to "increase organ donation to Regift Life, Renew Health, and Restore Families." She loves helping others recognize the beautiful gift we all have within.

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.

Jennifer Schuchmann specializes in collaborations with celebrities and newsmakers. Among her many books, she is coauthor with Kurt and Brenda Warner of the New York Times bestselling First Things First; with Dan Woolley of Unshaken, the only book written by a survivor of the Haiti earthquake; and with Jim Cymbala of Spirit Rising.

Learn more at www.TaylorsGift.org.

Outlive yourself.

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On Sunday, Texas teenager Taylor Storch went skiing for the first time. On Monday, she was irrevocably dead. But that isn't the end of the story; in some ways, it's just the beginning. Remembering that their 13-year-old daughter was always a giver, Taylor's parents made certain that her vital organs would be donated to men, women, and children who needed them. Since the 2010 tragedy, Todd and Tara had worked hard to promote organ donation in imaginative way, of which this soulful book is only the latest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800722876
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
491,401
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

After the death of his daughter, Todd Storch left a successful career in media consulting to pursue his God-given passion to promote organ donation. As co-founder of Taylor's Gift Foundation, Todd manages the day-to-day operations. In less than two years, Todd has spoken to nearly 10,000 people. Through the foundation's efforts, he has contributed to the certification of nearly 2,000,000 organ donors in Texas and over 12,000,000 nationally. Todd has more than twenty years of experience as a senior executive in radio and digital media sales, and extensive experience helping companies build their digital and interactive divisions.

Tara Storch is an award-winning sales and marketing professional, an entrepreneur, and a community leader, but most importantly she is a wife to Todd and a mom to Ryan and Peyton. Along with her husband, Todd, she cofounded Taylor's Gift Foundation to increase organ donation to "regift life, renew health, and restore families." She and her husband have shared their story on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and other national media.

Jennifer Schuchmann specializes in collaborations with celebrities and newsmakers. Among her many books, she is the coauthor with Kurt and Brenda Warner of the New York Times bestselling First Things First; with Dan Woolley of Unshaken, the only book written by a survivor of the Haiti earthquake; and with Jim Cymbala of Spirit Rising.

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Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! This is a must-read for everyone, especially parents who have lost a child (no matter the age) and also for their friends and family. The Storch's are so honest in their feelings, emotions and behaviors.  Thank you for making us feel we are not alone  in our grief. 
Kelliben More than 1 year ago
I heard a quote the other day that said "you need to earn the right to hear my story...".   Well, the public is very fortunate to have earned the right to hear this story.  The Storch family takes us on a heart wrenching journey, but one that is filled with courage, love, hope, and a faith that is indescribable.  For all the moments of despair in this book, there is always something to "offset" it, whether it be a scripture, a random act of kindness, or even a sign from Taylor, there is something that  follows to guide the family through.  I read this story as a Mother, Wife, Friend and Neighbor, and I put myself in Tara's shoes - and it made me realize I need to hug my kids a little tighter, lean on my spouse a little more, and embrace my faith.  God Bless the Storch family, Taylor Paige Storch, and all of Taylor's "keepers"  thank you for showing us the real meaning of courage, hope, faith and love,        
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We lost our son at 33 yrs old. I happen to be in a store where the Book's were and seen "Taylor's Gift". I read a portion and decided I'd buy, what's the chances of me sitting down and reading it? As soon as I came home I was putting away my groceries and lay the book in the TV Room. That night I pick it up and never put it down. My husband and daughter and I knew eactly how you were feeling. Not want to get out of bed, as time went by everyone was going back to their lives, but we couldn't without our son. Our daughter was having such a hard time. Our son lived in the hospital for 22 months, almost 2 yrs. And we didn't have a choice to donate. I would recommend your book to anyone who has lost a child, regardless their age, they are still everyday life. Our son was the BEST, we were the BLES ones to call Josh our son. May God Bless you and your family and Thank You for sharing your story with us.
kherbrand More than 1 year ago
 Taylor's Gift is an amazing story about a beautiful girl and the unselfish response that her grieving family gave when asked if they would donate her organs.  Through the book, you learn how caring Taylor was for her family and friends, even though she was only 13 when she was killed.  There were times while reading the book that I could hardly see the words through my tears.  But this isn't just a tear jerker.  There were also times when I was amazed at how God was working through the tragedy to bring hope to so many people. How God kept His presence known in so many ways and let them know His purpose behind Taylor's death.  The Storches struggled with their grief. They got angry with God. Tara withdrew to her room for months while Todd had to stay full of activity.  But through it all they came together to create Taylor's Gift Foundation .  This is an organization working to inform people about the huge need for organ donation.  While a story like this has to touch everyone on some level, I love that -- as it says above -- it is a story of hope.  That even in the darkest of times, you can find strength in God.  Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and can't wait to purchase for my whole family!! I was moved beyond words by the amazing story of grief, love, faith and an amazing family "picked" for this journey. It's a MUST READ for anyone who has experience the loss of a loved one, who questions WHY me, who has lost hope. The Storch family blessed us by sharing this with the world.
DebbieM1 More than 1 year ago
How do you turn the agony of losing a child into something positive?  The Storch Family has found a way to honor their precious daughter Taylor by telling their story in the pages of this book .  Their message of hope makes us realize that the things that are most important in life are often overlooked.  Everyone who has known or been touched by someone who has lost a child has asked themselves the same question:  how can they go on?  Todd and Tara take you through this unspeakable tragedy with honesty and grace.  You will be left with a peace at the end of the book that you did not have at the beginning while they relive Taylor's accident.  It is a profound story that tells of a family still in mourning and still missing and loving their their daughter every single minute of their lives.  My hope for you as a reader is that you remember Taylor Storch and keep her family's story and the stories of her organ recipients close to your heart.    
JBraafladt More than 1 year ago
No one knows what choices they would make when faced with tragedy. Taylor's Gift is an honest book about the gut-wrenching loss of a daughter, the deep valleys of suffering, and the hope that follows. The Storch family shares their private journey and how they came through it more connected and faithful with the help of family, friends, and strangers. Anyone that reads this will be inspired to find ways to "Outlive" themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - very inspirational. I even purchased this book for my mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awesome story of Family and Faith!!  Anyone reading this could not help to become an organ donor.  God bless the Storch family for sharing..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book and it let me see the other side of things . I too am from Texas. I'm double listed on two transplant list in Dallas. I need a liver, never been a drinker but I have end stage liver cirrirous. I don't know if I will outlive the list long enough to get a new liver. It gives you a whole new outlook on organ donation. Please donate.
DianeCascade More than 1 year ago
Taylor's Gift is an amazing story. Taylor's parents are so brave for sharing their story. This is a must read for anyone who has lost a child. But it is more than that. It is an amazing story of giving and faith. Five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very moving story
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This book was just so true and made me cry. I hope anyone will like this as much I did!:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book in many ways. It was real - there was no sugar-coating the pain of losing a child. It was uplifting - to make the donor decision they did in the midst of their grief. And it brings to the forefront the need for everyone to be registered on the donor registry. Thank you Storch family for sharing all that you have, including Taylor.
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Loved it
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I thought it was a beautiful story and very touching to the heart.
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Ti a lovey book
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It is so sad but a heartwarming story
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