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Hero of Hope

AONN+ Announces Winner of the 2018 CONQUER: the patient voice Hero of Hope Patient Award
Hero of Hope
Jessica Morris, whose two-year experience with brain cancer led her to create OurBrainBank, a nonprofit organization in support of people with glioblastoma.
How OurBrainBank Benefits Patients and Researchers
Brain CancerHero of HopeSupport Services
Hear how OurBrainBank app helps patients with glioblastoma manage their disease, provides valuable data for research, and links drug manufacturers to prospective participants for drug trials.
Paving the Way
Brain CancerCancer FundraisingHero of Hope
Jessica Morris explains why it is important to fund research on rare cancers such as glioblastoma and how contributions to small nonprofits can have a powerful impact.
The Courage to Win Through
Brain CancerCancer FundraisingHero of Hope
Jessica Morris discusses how she finds the passion and energy to continue campaigning for the fight against brain cancer.
We're All in This Together
Brain CancerCaregiversHero of Hope
Jessica Morris reflects on the nurses and caregivers who have been with her during her illness. She remarks that patients should have empathy for their caregivers as well, as cancer affects everyone in the patient's community.
A Statistic of One
Brain CancerHero of HopeInfusion of Hope
2018 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Jessica Morris talks about her commitment to living fully and embracing life, and encourages others to find hope in experiencing each day as it comes.
Jessica Morris - Hero of Hope Patient Award Winner 2018
Brain CancerHero of Hope
Jessica Morris describes her feelings after learning she'd won the 2018 Hero of Hope Patient Award and discusses the nonprofit organization she founded for people with brain cancer.
No You Cant'cer (Ballad Arrangment)
Art TherapyHero of Hope
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Melissa Marshall wrote the song “No You Cant’cer” as a way to help her cope with her colon cancer diagnosis. As a performer, she was inspired to use music as a creative outlet to tell her cancer that it was not going to get the best of her and to help empower other people going through the same difficult journey.
Respect and Appreciation for Nurses and Navigators
Hero of HopeNavigators
Melissa Marshall shares the appreciation she feels for the navigators and nurses that supported her through her cancer journey.
Misconceptions About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal CancerHero of Hope
Melissa Marshall aims to correct common misconceptions people have about colorectal cancer and ostomy bags and hopes to empower other colorectal cancer survivors to overcome any shame they may feel.
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