Skloot continues her research for a year without any response from Deborah.
When she goes to Clover, she leaves friendly messages for her telling her she's with her cousin Cliff, or in Henrietta's tobacco fields or wherever, hoping to get Deborah to pick up the phone.
One day Deborah's husband picks up and starts yelling at Skloot how the Lacks family is tired of not being compensated for their mother's contribution to science. She won't get away with that with her book, no sir.
A few days later, Deborah finally calls Skloot and gives her permission to tell the story. But she has to tell it right, and make sure that the whole story of the family is told.