Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’

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Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010.  

That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and saved the lives of millions, without ever knowing it.

What Makes This Car Wash Groundbreaking For Individuals With Autism

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When John and Tom D’Eri realized their autistic family member ― John’s son and Tom’s brother, Andrew ― would soon age out of the school system at 22 and have no job prospects, they decided to do something about it.

Iyanla Vanzant Counsels Reality Star Guest: 'THIS Is What Depression Looks Like'

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As a reality show personality from BET’s “Frankie & Neffe,” Shelby “Soullow” Lowery knew what it felt like for his life to read like an open book.