Honored Kid

John K. Taggart

John K. Taggart Kid Photo


Costa Mesa, CA, US



Date of Diagnosis

August 2002


Passed away

Treated At

Children's Hospital of Orange County

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My Story

Kelly, John's Dad, said that John was one of a kind. He was as tough as they come. Considering the treatments he endured and procedures he survived, John was a warrior. John was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma after we noticed him limping. That began a 3 and 1/2 year ride on the cancer coaster. Through it all, John never complained. He lived life like we all should. He lived for the present. John enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. He loved riding his scooter, cooking, and going to preschool. He enjoyed going to the Spaghetti Factory, drinking slurpees, riding Splash Mountain at Disneyland, and painting rainbows. John loved family. He adored his older sister Hayley. He wrestled with Luke and looked after the infant twins Lindsey and Cal. John's indomitable smile reached many people and brought awareness to the cancer that plagued him. We dearly miss John, but know that he is pain free in Heaven.

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