For many of you that will receive this blog, this will not be a shock or surprise. Natalie passed away peacefully on August 30, 2012. She was surrounded by her very loving and devoted family. We had the opportunity to hold her hands while she entered into eternal life and became an official Angel. Her battle with cancer that she was blogging about turned into non-specific interstitial lung disease. To the best of our knowledge, cancer did not play any part of this dreaded condition, but was possibly caused by the side effects of her procedure to remove the esophageal cancer. During her lifetime there were many medical battles, all of which she won….with the exception of this. Natalie endured so much pain, heart-break, and suffering but managed to see the beauty in life. She was a very gifted writer and loved poetry. Days prior to her onset of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), she drafted this poem;

Letter to God

I said my prayers today

I’ll say them tomorrow too

I say them all the time

You have many to sort through.


Where do I start and when do I stop.

Just point the direction to go

Please help to guide me through.

If I don’t ask, how will you ever know?


You calm my fears, you control my heart…

Natalie’s spirit and soul will live on in the ones that love her beyond words. One of the promises we made Natalie, if anything ever happened to her, we would continue to spread the word on the importance of umbilical cord blood and the promise of stem cells. With that being said, more blogs will be posted in her memory.

We wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and blessed New Year!

The family of Natalie Curry