In 2011, 61 years after Ellen had been treated and cured of TB, she composed a 16-page, cathartic testimony for herself and her family about her young adult experiences at a western U.S. TB sanatorium. She states that the facts of her TB treatment are simple, but the experience was not. The friendships she made in the sanatorium were deep and long lasting, but she recalls that fear and indignities were part of her TB experience as well.
In Ellen's words...
Ellen, Washington State resident