In Our Bones is the inspiring tale of Sam Kimura, a young woman with a terminal bone marrow disease who sets off on a road trip around America with her sister, Alex, and best friend, Taylor Shorten, in search of a donor match. Infused with humor and charm, her crusade for herself and for other patients needing transplants forces her to confront her mortality, uncover family secrets and get out of the passenger seat of her own life.
Crowded together in the their vamped-up SUV for 24,000 miles, and hosting hundreds of bone marrow drives as they pursue their mission to turn adversity into a meaningful adventure, the girls experience moments of sheer beauty and wonder, generosity, compassion, exhilaration, depression, desperation, and overwhelming exhaustion. The strains on friendship and siblinghood bringing them to the edge and back again, their story is a testament to loyalty, trust, love, and commitment to something greater than themselves.
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Out of the 25 million people on the bone marrow donor registry, Sam Kimura doesn't have a match. To find a hero for Sam and for the thousands of other patients that need a bone marrow transplant to survive, Sam, her sister Alex, and their best friend Taylor Shorten created Sharing America's Marrow (SAM). They traveled to all 50 states in 2015 signing up potential donors. SAM continues to register donors and raise awareness across the country. Visit sharemarrow.com for more information and to join the donor registry.
Alexandria (Alex) Kimura is a first-time filmmaker from Louisville, KY. Kimura is the co-founder of Sharing America's Marrow (SAM), a grassroots campaign to register life-saving bone marrow donors. While planning a yearlong, 50 state road trip for SAM, Kimura saw the opportunity to document their journey and create a film that helped raise even more awareness for their cause.