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Makeup Guru Inspires Local Student With Bucket List

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The way she masked her pain with makeup captured the hearts of millions.

"It's really cool; they like me and think I am inspiring," she once said.

13 year old Talia Castellano, from Florida, created YouTube tutorial videos while battling one of the most aggressive forms of cancer: neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in the nerve tissue.

Last summer, she was also diagnosed with leukemia, and her 6 year cancer fight ended Tuesday morning.

"I was heartbroken. I had a little hope that she'd pull through, says Zenaida Cruz.

Zenaida Cruz is a student at Empire Beauty School in Northeast Philadelphia.

She's followed Talia's journey for the last two years.

"I usually look for beauty things on YouTube....and watched her tutorials," says Cruz.

A week before Talia died, she posted on Facebook 76 things she wanted to cross off her bucket list.

"I automatically thought I had to do one that wasn't hard; just something she wanted," says Cruz.

So Cruz picked number 25: cover a car in sticky notes.

With her family's help, and 45 minutes later, her parents' SUV was covered with 4,000 post its.

"I couldn't believe we actually accomplished it. But it was went pretty fast thinking what it was for," says Cruz.

Tonight, those close to Talia's are celebrating her life, and legacy.

"She wanted to help other kids. She wanted to spread the word that shed those wigs and put on your eye makeup," says Terry Jones of Base Camp.

While millions of supporters including Cruz remember the makeup guru and honorary cover girl.

"Always keep your head up. Accomplish all your goals no matter what the obstacles are," says Cruz.

Talia Castellano, inspiring so many to dream big despite the difficulties.

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