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Deborah J. Lacks

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“I have nearly finished the book on Mrs. Lacks. I am (at this moment) Nearly three years past a Cancer diagnosis, and just over 2 years cancer...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Anna - Chicagoland Area, IL

“To the Lacks family. I appreciate your sister's struggle to find out more about your mother. Although I've never had the pleasure of meeting...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Hilda S. - Rochester, NY

“I read the book on your mother, sister, you and your family. I saw that your mom was a wonderful person, and to see how she lived, had her cells...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kristna Rolle - Bahamas

“i loved the book ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: rebecca - interlachen, FL

“I am reading the book and ever since I heard of this story it has touched me in a way I could never imagine, I lost my mother at a very young age as...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Grateful

“I just read Rebeca's book about the history of your Mother's cells and I was at the same time proud and angry for you and your family. Kudo's Rebeca...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Maggott (MUH-got) - OH

“I just finished reading Rebecca S. 's book and my heart was heavy and eyes filled with tears when I read that you had passed away. Deborah may you...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tarra M. - Alpharetta, GA

“I just wanted to let the family know, probably as many people have, how grateful I am that their mom did this for everyone. Mostly I wanted to say...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Weatheral - Portland, OR

“I'm reading Rebecca's book about your mother. Thank you for helping her with it. It's the most important book I've read in a long time. I'm glad...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Mary - Winston-Salem, NC - Reader

“Your seach is over and may you rest with your mother and sister ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret - supporter

“Peace at last. I was so touched by your story and your quest to find your mother and sister. What perseverance and courage. Thank you for your story!...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Barb - Reader

“I am so touched by your story as told through Skloot, in her book about your beautiful mother and family. God bless you and always grant you peace. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia - Laurel, MD - none


Deborah was born on November 5, 1949 and passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

Deborah was a resident of Joppa, Maryland.

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