Clara Raina was one of five in her family who got tuberculosis during an outbreak in Ottawa in the 1930s. In 1943, she received a shocking treatment -- 11 of her ribs were removed.

Clara lived to be 71. However, her story is still alive today through dozens of diary entries. Her sister, Anne, has used those journals to document her journey in a new book called, 'Clara's Rib.'


  • Anne and Clara Raina were nominated to be "Amazing People" by Ottawa's Randy Ray.