U Are The Hero is a safe place for people around the world to share stories and connect with others who have shared values, who have lived through the same loneliness, and who need or can provide a beacon of light to others.

About Jessa

Jessa de la Morena


I know how hard the first step can be. It takes immense courage and vulnerability, but you are not alone.

Here’s my story. My hope is that this is a conversation starter to more intimate conversations that you share with me here, that you discover inside yourself, and create deeper connections with loved ones and new friends together.

Not only will I be sharing my own story, but I will also share what I have learned on my journey to wellbeing, and practical ways to apply my realizations to the journey you are facing.

Jessa’s Hero Stories

YOU are the hero

YOU Are the Hero

Deciding to share my story more widely with you all has been one of the most revolutionary steps I have taken, and one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. It does take courage to be vulnerable, but it has brought me so much joy to be contacted[...]
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Complementary therapy revolutionized my healing journey

Complementary therapies revolutionized my healing journey

I have written previously about my wellbeing journey, how I took an active role in my medical treatments, and how my overall experience has changed my perspective on community. The week of tests scans to reach my diagnosis was the worst week of my life. The first tests indicated that[...]
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How a routine doctor visit saved my life

My head was buzzing as I walked out of the doctor’s office that day. I felt completely disoriented and confused, and as I sat in my car listening to the engine, I realized I didn’t even know where I was going. I felt like my body was foreign to me,[...]
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The importance of community in healing journeys

The day before I started treatment, I went to the office to attend a meeting I had scheduled to tell my team what was happening. I had been receiving messages from team members and colleagues asking why I had cancelled a trip to Australia and was working from home, and[...]
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How an aggressive cancer unleashed my inner hero

Imagine that one day you are driving to a routine doctor checkup in your car, with the window down, long hair blowing, listening to the Rolling Stones’ “Time is on My Side,” humming along, and thinking about what you are going to make for dinner for your kids. Imagine that[...]
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