Movie Mirrors Real Life Stem Cell Dilemma

As we all know by now, there’s a movie out, My Sister’s Keeper, that dramatizes the experience of a family trying to save a child with Franconi anemia by having a child whose stem cells matched and were successfully transplanted into the sick child.  Though the movie has been criticized by its variance from reality, and its studious avoidance of topics such as political roadblocks, the Times writer Lisa Belkin, was certainly touched by the decisions parents need to make – financial and emotional – to create a world worthy of their wonderful children.  Read Ms. Belkin’s own words for a picture of the conflicts and courage sometimes required to navigate parenthood from the very beginning.

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