Mary was 18 years old and starting her first year at the University of Washington in 1943 when her father died of TB. He’d been misdiagnosed, which delayed any productive treatment and caused conflict within the family. Her stepmother was an "angel" who cared for and supported Mary after his passing. Now 88, Mary encourages others to recognize the symptoms of TB and never wait to get medical attention.
In Mary's words...
Mary, Snohomish County