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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 LacksHeLa 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 10th child.

  • 10 children divided up between relatives.

  • Clover, VA


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?

  • 14

  • 1st Child (Lawrence)

  • Lucile Elsie Pleasant

    (4 years later)


Marriage

  • Married April 10, 1941

  • Henrietta 20

  • David 25

  • Cheater?


Children

  • 5 children

  • Lawrence

  • Lucile Elsie

  • David Jr.

  • Deborah

  • Joseph


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

  • Cancer?

  • Age 30


Doctor

  • George Gey


HeLa?

  • HEnrietta

  • LAcks


Culture Medium

  • What is it?

  • How did he make it?


Cells

  • Non cancerous cells

  • Cancerous cells

  • doubled


Treatment

  • Radium

  • Radiation


More Children?

  • Treatment made unfertile

  • Scared of hysterectomy


Mitosis

  • What is mitosis?


How did HeLa help?

  • Johnas Stalk


Before Death

  • Tumors everywhere

  • Pain Level?

  • Restraints


Death

  • October 4, 1951

  • 12:15am


Burial

  • Major storm!


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