My Cousin’s Body Decomposed in a Field — Just Like She Wanted

Remembering the inspiring life of Zella Arnold

Johnny K.
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Published in
4 min readMar 18, 2024

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I’d like to tell you about a very special cousin.

Zella Arnold was born in rural Scott County, Virginia in 1926. After suffering a fall in 1939 that cost her the use of her legs, she was misdiagnosed with polio and would spend the rest of her life in a…

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Johnny K.
Human Parts

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