0:03 / 55:38 FATHER LOSES HIS DAUGHTER at AGE 13 | Todd Storch, Taylor's Gift Foundation | Episode #029
This episode of The BeatiDudes comes with a disclaimer - - This must-hear episode is highly emotional, and we recommend that you put yourself in the right place (physically and emotionally) to fully experience the show.
Todd has over 25 years of business management and consulting experience in bringing digital and interactive initiatives to fruition through leadership, strategic alliances, processes, and technologies in industries such as media and entertainment. Todd holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas A&M.
He is the co-founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation, an award-winning 501c3 non-profit focused on organ donation and grief support for donor families. Taylor’s Gift is a compassionate source of hope, ensuring donor families never have to grieve alone.
Taylor’s Gift Foundation was started after Todd and his wife lost their daughter Taylor in a skiing accident in March of 2010. In the hospital, they faced a pivotal moment as they were asked if they would consider donating Taylor’s organs to improve and save the lives of 5 other people.
Todd shares the highly emotional and inspirational story of Taylor and her impact on the world, including her 13 years on earth and the way she outlived herself as an organ donor.
Make sure you are registered in your state for organ donation at the Taylor’s Gift website.
Taylor’s story includes tales of connecting with the organ recipients, sharing Taylor’s story on national media, the Ellen DeGeneres show, and a very special school poem written by Taylor shortly before she passed called “I am.” That poem is read on today’s show by Jeff Schiefelbein’s 8-year-old daughter, a moment that cannot be described in words.
After the break, the Dudes play “Blessed are the Joke Makers” and must determine the “Topic of the next Papal Encyclical” as the “Wildest party animal.”
Then Todd joins the Dudes in answering the TBD (The BeatiDudes) Question – What is something you admire about your father-in-law?
Reverse Simpsons – Paul leads the crew in an improv game of word association that eventually leads to storytelling throughout the team.
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