220px-The_Immortal_Life_Henrietta_Lacks_(cover) (Henrietta Lacks…
Joe Lacks, son
Deborah Lacks, daughter
Sonny Lacks, son
Elsie Lacks, daughter
Lawrence Lacks, son
Her cousin David "Day" Lacks lived there also and they shared a bed. Which led to their relationship
David Lacks (Henrietta's husband)
David Lacks was a very unfaithful man which in my opinion led to Henrietta's cervical cancer
She went to Doctor. He felt like it was caused by previously diagnosed syphilis.
She told her cousins Sadie and Margaret about the knot
DR. Howard Jones found that Henrietta suffered from many untreated conditions including syphilis and gonorrhea.
She started bleeding and it was not her cycle time
Henrietta's cells (HeLa) have helped with a lot of vaccines one being the polio vaccine
Dr. George Gey got his lab assistant to get some more cells from Henrietta during autopsy.
The Lacks family didn't know much information about HeLa cells.
Henrietta's last request was to make sure Day took care of her and his children
Henrietta's mom died in 1924
This is when Mary (lab assistant) realized Henrietta was a real person when she saw her red toe nails.
Henrietta's cousin Ethel moved in to help with them "to help" but she was mean to the kids especially Joe.
Henrietta's father moved them to Clover, Virginia and Henrietta lived with her grandfather
Henrietta was born in 1920
She did a self exam in bathtub and found lump on cervix
Henrietta was having pain and found a knot in her womb
Her only other option was to go to John Hopkins. Skloot reminds us it was a charity hospital
Dr. Howard Jones had never saw a mass like Henrietta's. He took biopsy.
The news couldn't be good. The mass was not there 3 months ago and now it was the size of a nickel.
Henrietta died October 4th, 1951 at 31 years old of cervical cancer
She even traveled to Henrietta's hometown of Clover.
Rebecca spent ten years gathering information from Lacks family after gaining their trust.
She became especially close to Henrietta's daughter Deborah
Henrietta was diagnosed with cervical cancer on January 29, 1951