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DEFYING THE ODDS TO DEFY GLIOBLASTOMA
2019 has been an amazing year of growth for OurBrainBank!
We now have 570 people using our symptom-tracking app and have collected 11,155 data points. For a rare disease, these numbers are significant and they're attracting interest from neuro-oncologists, and from pharmaceutical and device makers, all eager to work with our patient pool to develop new and better treatments.
OurBrainBank founder Jessica Morris with her good dog Jazzy.
Many thanks to Tortoise Media and Maria Spann for photo. 
Prominent TV executive joins OurBrainBank
Did you read about the launch of OurBrainBank UK in the Evening Standard? Our brilliant new trustee, Jana Bennett, discusses her GBM journey and OurBrainBank.
"I was diagnosed with GBM earlier this year and through that I got to know Jessica Morris, a human dynamo and founder of the charity, and the very impressive work she is doing to help patients with GBM and further research into the disease." Thank you, Jana! It's great to have you on board. 
Jess Mills, daughter of the much-loved British MP Tessa Jowell, and co-founder of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, is also quoted: "I know my mother would be especially pleased to see the impact that her fellow campaigner (and Brit) Jessica Morris is bringing to our shared mission."
Jana and Jess both spoke at our London launch earlier this month. 


 
THANK YOU & PLEASE GIVE

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously in 2019.

We have yet to meet our year-end fundraising goal, and again ask for your support. Please consider a recurring gift via PayPal, donate on OurBrainBank.org, or mail a check to the address below.
DONATE TODAY
Get the OurBrainBank App
Free to patients and caregivers in the US or UK. Register using the code OBB100 (US) or OBBUK (UK). Patient must be 18+  Please spread the word. More than 600 people have downloaded the app. The more people we have, the more progress we'll make. 

   

Comments from app users:
"Awesome news! I am recording my symptoms with the app, easy to use and I’m excited about this app!"
"I just passed Day 50 and responded to the midpoint questionnaire. It’s so simple... everyone should do it!"

Join our Facebook group for GBM patients and caregivers. Email us for invites to free video support chats. Visit our YouTube channel for longterm survivors' stories and "how to" videos for our app. Instagram too.

Want to help? Donate, set up a crowdsourcing page, or mail a check to: OBB 105 Sterling Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 or, in the UK, OBB UK 41 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BA

Help OurBrainBank by shopping on Amazon. Start on Smile.Amazon.com and select OurBrainBank as your designated charity.
 
Please email us questions or comments, we would love to hear from YOU!  
 
The OBB study is approved by the IRB in the US and is UK University Ethics approved. OurBrainBank launched in the US in 2018 and is a 501(c)3. UK Registered Charity #1184699.
Founder and Chair, Jessica Morris, living with glioblastoma

Photo by Maria Spann
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