Jessica Morris’s life dramatically changed course at the end of January 2016, when out of the blue a seizure led to the diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumour. Since then she has been on a whirlwind journey of experimental treatments at the cutting edge of the fight against the most difficult forms of this disease.
Born in Greenwich, London, Jessica has spent the past 14 years living in New York. She cut her teeth as a campaigner working for the UK homelessness charity Shelter and with refugee groups, going on to provide communications consultancy to some of the biggest companies and government departments on both sides of the Atlantic.
She responded to her diagnosis by setting up a unique patient community combined with the latest interactive technology in the form of OurBrainBank, that seeks to move her tumor, glioblastoma, from terminal to treatable. She has negotiated treatment from some of the world’s leading neuro-oncologists and surgeons, as well as caring for her family of five in Brooklyn.