Jessica Morris is the founder of Our Brain Bank, a non-profit organization that provides support for those with glioblastoma.
Network for cancer fighters
Morris was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2016. She quickly became disillusioned with the lack of psychological support for patients diagnosed with aggressive cancer. Knowing that her diagnosis was final – the chances of living more than 18 months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma were very low – Morris sought support and, when he did not find what he needed, created it. She founded Our Brain Bank, which offers a network for glioblastoma sufferers that includes this psychological support, but also goes beyond it. Morris attracted doctors to his network to encourage them to seek patient-centered treatment. And through Our Brain Bank, it paved the way for glioblastoma patients to get a second opinion and get involved in clinical trials. Morris beat the odds and survived more than five years after diagnosis, as only about five percent of glioblastoma patients do.
Morris for the founding of Our Brain Bank
“[B]I find a way to productively direct the terror of the diagnosis, today I feel more alive than ever. “—From 201
A tribute to Jessica Morris
Complete obituary: New York Times