First Chapter - First Paragaph(s) - Tuesday Intros
This weeks choice:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
OriginallyPublished February 2, 2010
There's a photo on my wall of a woman I've never met, its left corner torn and patched together with tape. She looks straight into the camera and smiles, hands on hips, dress suit neatly press, lips painted deep red.. It's the late 1940s and she hasn't yet reached the age of thirty. Her light brown skin is smooth, her eyes still young and playful, oblivious to the tumor growing inside her - a tumor that would leave her five children motherless and change the future of medicine. Beneath the photo, a caption says her name "Henrietta Lacks, Helen Lane or Helen Larson."