Amy Taylor loses battle with breast cancer

5:15 PM, Dec 30, 2008   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - She was a mother and a wife who's courageous battle with cancer touched complete strangers when her story aired on KARE 11 the summer of 2008.

We are sad to report that Amy Taylor lost her fight Saturday morning at Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis. She is survived by her husband Warren and two small children.

Taylor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer back in December of 2005. She immediately underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy which helped keep the cancer at bay.

But by the end of 2006, Amy's cancer had metastasized to her spine. Doctors told her she didn't have much time left to live.

Amy's story made headlines for her unique way of managing not only her final months but her communication with her children long after she'd be gone.

Amy wrote letters for every occasion, from what will be her daughter's first date, to her son's "Sweet 16." Amy also recorded video messages including one for her son on the day he becomes a dad and one for her daughter to be played on her wedding day.

Amy wanted her story shared for one reason. She believed that each and every one of us, in sickness and in health, has a story to leave behind to those we love. So, write a letter to your children, paint a picture for your spouse and leave a legacy.

Listen to Amy's speech on Nov. 27, 2008 about why she was thankful to be alive

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