The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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How did Deborah die in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?

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Deborah, who was born in 1949, suffered anxiety and the pain of never really having known her mother, Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951. She often expressed the desire to go to heaven to be reunited with her mother. While she helped the author, Rebecca Skloot , research the book, Deborah only became more and more anxious and stressed out. She had repeated outbreaks of hives, and then she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high blood sugar. After learning about her sister, Elsie, who died while institutionalized many years before, Deborah almost suffered a stroke. Then, after the stress of additional family trauma and 9/11, Deborah had a stroke at church and was kept alive by her grandson,...

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