First as a young woman, and then as a mother in her 30s, Marjorie experienced a total of 16 months in TB sanatoriums in New Jersey and Washington state. In 1952, she was diagnosed with TB a second time and sent to Firland TB Sanatorium. Her son was nearly two at the time. She feared that a recurrence of TB would be a death sentence for her. However, access to new antibiotics meant she could get cured, not die a young mother.
In Marjorie's words...
Marjorie, Snohomish County