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Storch family hosts book signing

April 23, 2013

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer Through tragedy, good things may come. A local Coppell family, the Storch's, lost their daughter Taylor in a skiing accident three years ago. After the accident, the Storch's made the decision to donate Taylor's organs and started the Taylor's Gift organization...

Taylor’s Gift celebrates Donate Life Month with colorful new releases

Taylor's Gift celebrates Donate Life Month with colorful new releases

April 3, 2013

By Christina Burke Features Editor Paint, share, go. In these three simple steps, anyone can help the Taylor’s Gift Foundation celebrate National Donate Life Month. April is National Donate Life Month, a special time dedicated to the awareness and celebration of organ donation. This year, Taylor’s Gift has taken this opportunity to create an eas...

People Magazine honors Storches for Taylor’s Gift

People Magazine honors Storches for Taylor's Gift

March 20, 2013

By Christina Burke Features Editor Flip to page 122 of People Magazine’s January 2013 issue to see the faces of Coppell’s very own Todd and Tara Storch, founders of the nonprofit Taylor’s Gift Foundation in the “Heroes Among Us” section. The well-known locals have been on the radar since the launch of Taylor’s Gift in March 2010 after their 13-year-old dau...

Sidekick Strides for Life 5K to be held Saturday

Sidekick Strides for Life 5K to be held Saturday

March 20, 2013

By Jordan Thompson Staff Writer On Saturday, The Sidekick and Taylor's Gift is hosting the first Sidekick Strides for Life 5K and Fun Run at Andy Brown Park East to raise awareness for organ donation. The race begins at 8 a.m., and same day registration opening at 7 a.m. at the pavilion. There...

Coppell celebrates life of Taylor Storch with fundraisers

April 19, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer Two years ago, Taylor Storch, a bright, sweet and very friendly girl passed away in a skiing accident.  While this event occurred over two years ago, residents all over Coppell and even around the United States still remember her every day and continue to celebrate...

Registration for Taylor’s Gift Tennis Tournament begins

January 13, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Taylor’s Gift Foundation is once again hosting a Ladies Doubles Tennis Tournament. Registration began today. Although the tournament isn’t until April 27, it is important to register early to reserve a spot to play as it is expected to be a full event. The tournament...

Beach volleyball tournament raises funds for Taylor’s Gift

April 11, 2011

Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer Fun, food and sand between your toes— right here in Coppell. Billboards, cars and roadways dominate the scene, but stepping inside the Yucatan Beach Club, the surroundings turn into a scene from the beach. There is music, tiki huts and, on Friday, six hours of volleyball. The beach volleyball tournament hosted at the Yucatan Beach Club ...

Organization rallies around student awaiting kidney transplant

January 10, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor When Coppell Middle School East student Taylor Storch died in a skiing accident last spring, her parents were forced to make a decision with the potential to dramatically impact the lives of many. Finding the sliver of hope in a seemingly dark situation, parents...

Memories grow at Storch memorial

May 21, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer Video by Drake McWhorter After losing one of their most beloved students, Coppell Middle School East has built an on-campus memorial site for eighth grader Taylor Storch. An oak tree, known as Taylor's Tree, was planted in the center of a student-designed garde...

Coppell students wear blue in honor of Taylor Storch

April 19, 2010

by Divya Kumar News Editor In memory of thirteen year old Taylor Storch, eighth grader at Coppell Middle School East, students around the Coppell school district are wearing blue today. Due to the fact that today is Taylor's birthday, a series of occurences are set to take place in order to honor...

Storch’s memory lives on with Taylor’s Gift

April 15, 2010

by Divya Kumar News Editor On March 15, 13-year-old Coppell Middle School East eighth grader Taylor Storch passed away in a tragic skiing accident in Colorado while vacationing with her family. A kind, athletic and giving girl, Taylor’s warm spirit touched the lives of many. Even now, Taylor’s...