Prior to immigrating to the U.S., Rose and her husband were hardworking farmers in the Philippines, raising 7 children. Rose cared for her husband when he developed pulmonary TB twice. She and her children encouraged him to stop smoking, eat healthy foods, and seek treatment from the local hospital. Her involvement with his care led Rose to become a volunteer health worker and help other TB patients stand up to stigma of TB.
In Rose's words...
Rose, Snohomish County