Barrinique Richardson 7th Period
- Henrietta had a way with children
- As a mother, Henrietta was loving and affectionate
- she was also a strong person who did not hesitate to discipline her children when she felt it necessary.
- A HeLa cell is a cancerous cell belonging to a strain continuously multiplied since its isolation from Henrietta since 1951 battling cervical cancer.
- Although there was some other immortal cell lines, the HeLa cell line was the first and remains the most widespread in the medical field.
- Her cells made it possible for our medical field to come up with all the vaccines and medicines that we have today also used for cancer research.
- Eventually Johns Hopkins doctor started sending her cells to other medical facilities around the world.
- In 1952, the worst year of the polio epidemic, HeLa cells were used to test the vaccine that protected millions.
Location and Design
The monument will be located outside the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,Maryland where she died,because thats practically where the end of her life began.
The specific design of the monument will be an exact 5' foot statue of her on top of a platform/base stating her life and death dates and also the significance of her and her life.