The petite teen’s overwhelmingly positive spirit also landed her on The Ellen Show. Host Ellen DeGeneres asked Castellano how she stayed so positive, to which the teen responded:
“When people ask me that, I’m like, ‘What do you want me to do? Be depressed?’” she said. “But a little fishie told me, ‘Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!’” To that, DeGeneres looked admiringly at Castellano and chuckled.
Castellano’s mother Mattia Castellano also spoke about her sister.
“She loved every single one of her fans, and she always wanted to give back to them,” she said.
Our thoughts continue to be with Castellano’s family during this extremely difficult period of their lives.