In 1947, shortly after becoming a teenager, Beverly was diagnosed with pulmonary TB, a disease that was considered potentially fatal at that time. She spent three years and five months at the Firland TB Sanatorium. She became engaged to another TB patient who sadly died soon after Beverly was released from Firland. Later in her life, when her children were little, she was afraid her TB had come back. She was devastated and thought, "What am I going to do? Who is going to raise my babies?" After taking x-rays, the doctor assured her that the TB had not returned. Beverly felt like she had a new lease on life.
In Beverly's words...
Beverly, King County