Alice claims she could have fun in a closet. When she was 19 years old in 1948, her humor was tested when she was diagnosed with TB of the spine and sent to live at Firland TB Sanatorium for two years. Although Alice spent nearly seven months in a double-layered cast from collarbone to upper knee, and 2 months in a Stryker frame while she recovered from her spine fusion, her attitude stayed positive. Humor helped the hours and days pass while at the sanatorium. She credits her positive attitude, the medical staff, and friends at Firland with saving her life. Alice met and married Clarence, also a patient at Firland, at the Firland Chapel. She lives by the phrase, "this too shall pass."
In Alice's words...
Alice, King County