From a clinical point of view, Mrs. Lacks never did well…. As Charles Dickens said at the beginning of [A] Tale of Two cities, ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ But it was the best of times for science in that this very peculiar tumor gave rise to the HeLa cell line…. For Mrs. Lacks and the family she left behind, it was the worst of times. Scientific progress and indeed progress of all kinds is often made at great cost, such as the sacrifice made by Henrietta Lacks.


Florence is a real gem. When we stepped on to the cobblestoned streets, strolled in the allies, visited the Duomo, we realized we had stepped back in time and the past was inviting us in for a tour.

Feminism is believing the right to equality. So, unless you believe in inequality based on gender, guess what, you are a feminist!

Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary…
When this happens, what would one do?