Henrietta Lacks

Hey Spotlights I hope your day is amazing. I had the pleasure of attending the screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Oprah Winfrey, who played Deborah the daughter of Henrietta Lacks.  It is based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot and documents the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the 1950s, and whose cancer cells (later known as HeLa) would change the course of cancer treatment and modern medicine. The film premiered on HBO on April 22, 2017. If you do not have HBO please get the book or do a simple google search to learn more about this amazing woman and how she changed the world of medicine.

Photo of Henrietta Lacks

Photo of Deborah pictured with photos of her mother and older sister.

Until next time Spotlights have a great week.

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