Marie Curie did not have an easy time following her passion for science. From her oppressed childhood to her poor days researching in a ramshackle lab, she was denied normal accommodations because she was a woman. But she was not deterred. She became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person to win a second. She helped immensely in World War 1 and her research lead to entirely new fields of study. Marie’s discoveries changed the scientific understanding of physics and chemistry but in the end she suffered because of it.