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For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (1993)

A couple decides to birth another child as a bone marrow donor in order to save their teenager from a terminal illness. When the public finds out about this, serious ethical questions about life and bodily autonomy begin to arise.

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Waris Hussein

Writer:

Anna Sandor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priscilla Lopez ... Mary Ayala
Tony Perez ... Abe Ayala
Robin Thomas ... Dr. Rudolph Brutoco
Danny Nucci ... Airon Ayala
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Bryan Espinosa
L. Scott Caldwell ... Rita
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Mrs. Salazar
Amir Williams Amir Williams
Teresa DiSpina Teresa DiSpina ... Anissa Ayala
Garwin Sanford ... Dr. Furman
Nina Roman Nina Roman ... Dr. Gutierrez
Ron Menzies Ron Menzies ... Dr. Leslie
Maria Jose Maria Jose ... Lydia
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Heather
Diana Brutoco Diana Brutoco ... Herself
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Storyline

16-year-old Anissa is suffering from leukemia and will have to die if they will not find a bone marrow donor suitable for her. In order to help their daughter the parents give life to another child hoping that it could serve as the donor. Written by Volker Boehm and Aaron Saltzer

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Will Save My Life? The Anissa Ayala Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Anissa and Bryan eventually got divorced, and Anissa remarried in 2012 to Craig Brackett. See more »

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