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Hero of Hope

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.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Melissa Marshall
Colorectal CancerCONQUER CamHero of HopePatient Stories
When Melissa Marshall went in for a hip surgery, which she attributed to her being a performer and her age, she discovered she had rectal cancer. Currently in remission and cancer-free, Melissa has launched the No You Cant’cer Foundation and written a song with the same title about her cancer journey.
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.
Empowerment Through Art and Music
Art TherapyHero of HopePatient Stories
Melissa Marshall found comfort and inspiration to help herself and others cope with cancer through both art and music.
How You Can Help a Family Member Who Has Cancer
Family MembersHero of Hope
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Melissa Marshall offers advice that she believes will help the families and loved ones of people with cancer cope with the difficult journeys that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Learn What Your Cancer Is About
Hero of Hope
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Melissa Marshall shares some advice that she believes will help fellow survivors.
Humbled to Win the Hero of Hope Patient Award
Hero of Hope
Melissa Marshall describes her feelings immediately after discovering she won the 2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award.
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