Hero Spotlight: Catarina Gomez

Few people reading this will know who Henrietta Lacks was because she died in 1951, at the age of 31. Even though she didn’t even graduate from high school, Henrietta is an unsung heroine within the cancer research community. She was a tobacco farmer. She had her first child at the age of 14. Her contribution to cancer research is felt to this day. She never even knew it. In her selfless way, and like Henrietta Lacks, Catarina Gomez is also making her personal contribution to cancer research. The difference is that she knows what she is doing. Catarina is in her second year of college studies. She is educated. Unlike Henrietta, Catarina knows that the impact of her decision to parti

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