How The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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Rebecca Skloot is a writer who met the Lacks family whilst investigating the origins of HeLa Cells. She helped the Lacks family in order to win their trust and actually talk to them about their life with Henrietta while she could still breathe. Rebecca’s book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a story that tells about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, life, death, and immortality.
Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer in Virginia before moving to Baltimore for better work, a mother of five, and a victim of cervical cancer.
Henrietta first reported that she felt “Knots” in her pelvis area when she first went to a black only hospital before she went to the John Hopkins Hospital, where she was treated by Doctor George Gey.
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