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Henrietta Lacks HeLa Cells. Danielle Hickman. Henrietta Lacks. Born in Roanoke,Va August 1, 1920 Loretta Pleasant No one knows where Henrietta came from. How did Henrietta end up in Clover?. Henrietta’s mother died giving birth to her 10 th child.

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Henrietta lacks hela cells

Henrietta LacksHeLa Cells

Danielle Hickman


Henrietta lacks
Henrietta Lacks

  • Born in Roanoke,Va

  • August 1, 1920

  • Loretta Pleasant

  • No one knows where Henrietta

    came from


How did henrietta end up in clover
How did Henrietta end up in Clover?

  • Henrietta’s mother died giving birth to her 10th child.

  • 10 children divided up between relatives.

  • Clover, VA


1 st cousin
1st Cousin

  • How did David Lacks end up with Henrietta’s grandfather?

  • Shared a room since they were 4


How old was she when she started bearing children
How old was she when she started bearing children?

  • 14

  • 1st Child (Lawrence)

  • Lucile Elsie Pleasant

    (4 years later)


Marriage
Marriage

  • Married April 10, 1941

  • Henrietta 20

  • David 25

  • Cheater?


Children
Children

  • 5 children

  • Lawrence

  • Lucile Elsie

  • David Jr.

  • Deborah

  • Joseph


How did she discover the knot
How did she discover the knot?

  • Hospital January 29, 1951

  • “I got a knot on my womb. The doctor need to have a look.


Diagnosed
Diagnosed

  • Cancer?

  • Age 30


Doctor
Doctor

  • George Gey


HeLa?

  • HEnrietta

  • LAcks


Culture medium
Culture Medium

  • What is it?

  • How did he make it?


Cells
Cells

  • Non cancerous cells

  • Cancerous cells

  • doubled


Treatment
Treatment

  • Radium

  • Radiation


More children
More Children?

  • Treatment made unfertile

  • Scared of hysterectomy


Mitosis
Mitosis

  • What is mitosis?


How did hela help
How did HeLa help?

  • Johnas Stalk


Before death
Before Death

  • Tumors everywhere

  • Pain Level?

  • Restraints


Death
Death

  • October 4, 1951

  • 12:15am


Burial
Burial

  • Major storm!


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