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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Transcript of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Chapter 31
Rebecca teaches Deborah how to use the internet and
Google
around the same time she starts to take Ambien, a
sleeping
medicine. When she takes it she gets
loopy
and she Google's anything with Henrietta and
Hela
in it.She printed anything she could find.She even printed out things that had
nothing
to do with Henrietta but had Hela,Henrietta, or
Lacks
in it. Some of the things she found out were that Hela is the native name for
Sri Lanka
, and a German tractor company,a famous shih-tzu, a seaside resort,a
advertising
firm, a Danish boat, and a
Marvel
Comic
Chapter 31
In this chapter Rebecca and
Deborah
start to become closer. When people try to convince Deborah to leave Rebecca to tell her mom's
story
to them because they were
black
she told them it was not about
race
it was about getting her mother's story told
right
. She took Rebecca and Alfred and Davon to the
Maryland
Science Museum. There they saw a floor to ceiling picture of Henrietta's
cells
.
Chapter 30
They meet Zakariyya at an
assisted-living
facility. They arrive early and he gets mad and
slaps
Davon with a newspaper.Deborah leaves Rebecca with Zakariyya because he wanted to read an article Rebecca wrote about Henrietta in the
John Hopkins
Magazine.He reads the magazine and only gets mad when it says that
Sonny
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
affected
at all. Next he tells Rebecca that he thinks what the doctors did was wrong and that he hopes
George Gey
burns in hell. Then he starts to yell at Rebecca saying that what he did was the most
disrespecting
thing someone could do.
Chapter 32
Chapter 32
Dr. Christoph tells them that he
understands
why Zakariyya is mad and that there family should get some of the
money
Henrietta's cells are sold for. He also said that if they make a cure for
cancer
it will be mostly because of Henrietta's cells
The Immortal Life of
He
nrietta

La
cks

Chapters 30-32

Chapter 30
In this chapter Deborah wants Rebecca to meet her brother
Zakariyya
.Deborah also introduces Rebecca to her grandsons
Davon
and
Alfred
. When Rebecca asks Davon about Zakariyya he imitates him by making a
angry
face and saying "GET THE H**L OUT OF HERE". It is a well-known fact that Zakariyya has anger problems.
Zakariyya
Zakariyya
lives in an assisted-living home because he is almost
deaf
and almost
blind
.He was in the military but he was
discharged
because he wouldn't conform to the
rules
. He has a criminal record and has been in jail for
murder
. He was raised by a relative named
Ethel
who beat him and made him a hateful person.
By:
Aaron Hackett
,
Morgan Dixon
,
And

Michael Foster

Chapter 30
Deborah takes Rebecca and Zakariyya to Zakariyya's
apartment
. When they get there Rebecca sees that he has no real
comfort
items except some pictures of Henrietta, one of
Elsie
, and his diplomas. He explains that he can't find a
job
because of his criminal record.He tells him he thinks that being in his mom while she had cancer made him a
fighter
because he had to fight off the cancer cells and also
living
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
chromosomes
. She said that if anybody deserved it was him.
Chapter 31
Deborah got an
invitation
to speak at a science event
honoring
Henrietta. She was skeptical about it at first so Rebecca looked into it and
confirmed
that it was real. Deborah want to learn more about her mom's cells so Rebecca scheduled at meeting with
Christoph
Lengauer, a cancer researcher who gave Deborah the
picture
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
armed robbery
In this chapter
Rebecca
takes Zakariyya and Deborah to the John Hopkins
Hospital
to learn about Henrietta's cells from Dr. Christoph Lengauer. When they get there they are
astounded
by the things Henrietta's cells can do.

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