At the age of seven, she was diagnosed with neuroblatoma, the most common extracranial solid cancer for children, and in August of this year she was found to have pre-leukemia.
Despite her hardships, Talia has found happiness in make-up and in creating YouTube make-up tutorials. The description on her videos says, "I don't like wearing wigs so I wear makeup to feel good and pretty inside — and I guess outside."
Talia's makeup tutorial videos each get around 75,000 clicks and her YouTube page has been viewed over 14.5 million times over.
In September, Talia caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres and the daytime talk show host featured the 13-year-old on her September 13th episode — and as usual, had a big surprise for her guest.