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asked by S. Taylor on July 25, 2010
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Henrietta's surviving children and grandchildren read and reviewed the book before it was published and agreed with the way it was presented. So far, 5 of the Lacks family have received full tuition (and cost of books) grants from the Lacks Foundation that was set up from the proceeds of this book. I am not the author nor do I know the author. This is information I learned from the Foundation.
rcs answered on December 25, 2010
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Thank you very much, RCS, for obtaining facts before making a statement and for setting the record straight.
mostserene1 answered on January 13, 2011
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According to the Lacks Foundation website, it is also contributing to the health care costs for several descendants of Henrietta Lacks.
Band Fan answered on January 16, 2011
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Ms Skloot called it as she saw it. Nothing 'victimizing' about that! Anything else is what would have been insulting to Henrietta and her family.

God bless those responsible for the book. The story needed to be told, in ALL its grim, hopeful, unbelieveable, tragic and righteous glory...
Lemon Eater answered on May 24, 2011
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Well at least she brought it to the fore front.
Tiffany D. Wooden answered on September 20, 2010
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Marilyn K. Reece answered on August 21, 2010
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So agree with you!!! Kudos to Ms Skloot for exposing this story, but you are so right, what happens now? Enjoyed the book, I think every African-American should read this!
Derek Perry answered on May 1, 2011
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Sweetcheeks,

It would still be egregious and unethical!
Deinara answered on July 5, 2011
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I loved this book but also wondered WHY and if currently the Lack's family had been compensated. It was just amazing to me, that after all the scientific discoveries that were done and proven, that somehow, the Lacks family is still not made whole.
I felt although the book to me, was presented well, it left me hanging with wonders. Aren't we ALL just people, regardless of the color of our skin? What if this had happened to someone other than an African American woman,? Lot sof wondering here for me.
Sweetcheeks answered on August 25, 2010
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I would like to see something in writing also in reference to the Lacks being compensated for their parents being victimized by the doctors then and by the medical society now. Ms Skloot has made financila gain also but has not made any effort to in helping the Lacks obtain what is rightfully their inheritance and bring them out of a life of poverty. When is this cycle of abuse going to end, when?
Bizzybee answered on August 10, 2010
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