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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Transcript of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca teaches Deborah how to use the internet and
around the same time she starts to take Ambien, a
medicine. When she takes it she gets
and she Google's anything with Henrietta and
in it.She printed anything she could find.She even printed out things that had
to do with Henrietta but had Hela,Henrietta, or
in it. Some of the things she found out were that Hela is the native name for
, and a German tractor company,a famous shih-tzu, a seaside resort,a
firm, a Danish boat, and a
In this chapter Rebecca and
start to become closer. When people try to convince Deborah to leave Rebecca to tell her mom's
to them because they were
she told them it was not about
it was about getting her mother's story told
. She took Rebecca and Alfred and Davon to the
Science Museum. There they saw a floor to ceiling picture of Henrietta's
They meet Zakariyya at an
facility. They arrive early and he gets mad and
Davon with a newspaper.Deborah leaves Rebecca with Zakariyya because he wanted to read an article Rebecca wrote about Henrietta in the
Magazine.He reads the magazine and only gets mad when it says that
was the youngest.Zakariyya tells Rebecca that he thinks his birth was a miracle because he was in Henrietta when she had cancer and he was not
at all. Next he tells Rebecca that he thinks what the doctors did was wrong and that he hopes
burns in hell. Then he starts to yell at Rebecca saying that what he did was the most
thing someone could do.
Dr. Christoph tells them that he
why Zakariyya is mad and that there family should get some of the
Henrietta's cells are sold for. He also said that if they make a cure for
it will be mostly because of Henrietta's cells
The Immortal Life of
In this chapter Deborah wants Rebecca to meet her brother
.Deborah also introduces Rebecca to her grandsons
. When Rebecca asks Davon about Zakariyya he imitates him by making a
face and saying "GET THE H**L OUT OF HERE". It is a well-known fact that Zakariyya has anger problems.
lives in an assisted-living home because he is almost
.He was in the military but he was
because he wouldn't conform to the
. He has a criminal record and has been in jail for
. He was raised by a relative named
who beat him and made him a hateful person.
Deborah takes Rebecca and Zakariyya to Zakariyya's
. When they get there Rebecca sees that he has no real
items except some pictures of Henrietta, one of
, and his diplomas. He explains that he can't find a
because of his criminal record.He tells him he thinks that being in his mom while she had cancer made him a
because he had to fight off the cancer cells and also
with Ethel made him a fighter. When they leave Deborah tells him to come to her car and she gives him a picture of Henrietta's
. She said that if anybody deserved it was him.
Deborah got an
to speak at a science event
Henrietta. She was skeptical about it at first so Rebecca looked into it and
that it was real. Deborah want to learn more about her mom's cells so Rebecca scheduled at meeting with
Lengauer, a cancer researcher who gave Deborah the
of Henrietta's cells that she gave to Zakariyya. Right before Rebecca made the call to schedule the meeting Deborah called and said that Alfred Sr. was arrested for
In this chapter
takes Zakariyya and Deborah to the John Hopkins
to learn about Henrietta's cells from Dr. Christoph Lengauer. When they get there they are
by the things Henrietta's cells can do.