A Kansas teen with cystic fibrosis who was lately serenaded by Jason Mraz reportedly died whereas awaiting a brand new pair of lungs.
Madison Taliaferro, 18, of Holton, “handed away peacefully” on Saturday on the St. Louis Youngsters’s Hospital Missouri, after she misplaced a “courageous-long-fought battle,” a funeral dwelling obituary acknowledged.
Taliaferro was hospitalized for greater than two weeks after her physique lately rejected the double-lung transplant she acquired in November 2012. The highschool senior waited months to obtain the transplant, which got here from Alex Lott, a highschool baseball participant who died after he fell and broke his neck throughout a sport of soccer.
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A GoFundMe web page for the teenager states docs weren’t certain why the lungs have been being rejected, noting that “one minute she was having fun with her homecoming dance and the following week she was combating for her life.”
Mraz, a singer-songwriter identified for his standard hit “I am Yours,” visited Taliaferro within the hospital on Dec. 9 whereas he was in Missouri for a live performance. Her mom, Desiree Razak-Taliaferro, wrote on Fb that her daughter’s nurses “schemed” to get the singer to cease by for a go to.
“The very first tune was so beautiful and provoking,” her mom wrote. “It was an awesome finish to her day.”
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Taliaferro, in line with her household, was the vp of her highschool senior class, the soccer supervisor for her college’s crew, and was lively in varied golf equipment. Her mom praised her on Monday as a “lovely superb lady.”
A “Celebration of Life” to honor Taliaferro is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Holton Excessive College.