The BEST Gift of All

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. To me the holidays mean spending time with family, friends and the  people you love. It is the time of  the year to be thankful for all of your blessings and the time of the year to show your love to others.  Twenty years ago I received the best gift anyone could possibly receive, my sisters cord blood.  Along with love and dedication from my family, her cord blood saved my life!  I can not express in words the eternal gratefulness I have for my family and their unwavering courage.  During the holidays I am reminded how lucky I am and how important it is that other people learn about the amazing benefits of cord blood preservation.  No one should have to suffer, no one should be in a cold dark hospital room especially during the holiday season.

I encourage you this holiday season to spread the word, you can help save lives, and there is no greater gift than LIFE.

Happy Holidays!!!

Together We Can Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry


My Sister's Keeper…..The TRUE story!

My Keepers....Audrey and Emily!

My Keepers....Audrey and Emily!

This weekend is the release of the much  anticipated movie, “My Sister’s Keeper”. The movie is based on the very popular book, “My Sister’s Keeper” written by Jodi Picoult. This story is very close to my story, the only difference; mine is TRUE! If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if “My Sister’s Keeper”  was based on my family’s story I’d be a millionaire by now!!  “My Sister’s Keeper” is practicaly IDENTICAL to our story :

  • The main character and I were both terminally ill at a young age. We both suffered from renal failure and blood disaeases.
  • We were both lucky enough to have  parents that would do anything to keep us alive!
  • We both had countless surgeries.

BUT the biggest difference is that my sister Emily was not genetically designed , she was a miracle.  She was born a complete match, not by science but by pure chance. She never complained or even hesitated to help, and thats what makes her a true hero! She was destined to be my keeper, and when I count my blessings I count her twice!   Both stories have one huge underlying theme: family.  Without a strong, close and loving family, I wouldn’t be here today!

“My Sisters courage”, my “Mothers strength” and “my Fathers hope” are the words that run across the screen during the previews for the film. Every time I see this, I feel a tug at my heart strings.  I can’t help but feel very emotional! It is a very bittersweet feeling: I feel happy that more people will be educated on these issues, while  at the same time ,I feel a little disappointment that more people won’t realize how real this is.

There will be THINGS  in life that’ll make you happy, TIMES in life you will  never forget, but it’s the PEOPLE in your life that will  ALWAYS matter the most!

Together We CAN Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry

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