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Instagram cancer poster Jack Morgan has uni award named after him

Instagram cancer poster Jack Morgan has uni award named after him
Jack MorganImage copyright Instagram/Jack Morgan
Image caption Jack Morgan appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live podcast You, Me and the Big C

A pupil whose “searingly honest” Instagram posts about dwelling with cancer gained 1000’s of followers is to have an award named after him.

Bristol University pupil Jack Morgan handed away on 26 August aged 22 after a two-year battle with the illness.

The Department of Engineering Mathematics, the place he achieved a 2.1 diploma, will title a prize the Jack Morgan award for passion.

Prof Alan Champneys mentioned he could be an inspiration to generations of scholars.

Jack survived a Stage Three undifferentiated carcinoma in a tear duct in October 2017 however his cancer returned in February.

He shared each twist and switch of “his ridiculously rare condition” on his Instagram account.

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Image caption The Jack Morgan award for passion will likely be given to college students within the Engineering Mathematics division

Jack’s father Grant mentioned the household had taken “huge comfort” from the 1000’s of messages posted on Instagram.

“He touched so many lives from all corners of the globe who he’d never met… [who] would write of their concern when he hadn’t posted for a few days,” Mr Morgan mentioned.

Jack additionally shared his portrayal of dwelling along with his sickness in a video for the charity Chai Cancer Care.

Lisa Steele, from the charity, mentioned his “courage and bravery did so much to raise awareness to his peers”.

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His father mentioned social media had been Jack’s “lifeblood” and he used it because the “ultimate force for good” for the 25,000 individuals who adopted his journey.

“Jack had a phenomenal brain, who knows what that brain could have achieved, maybe even a cure for his cancer,” he mentioned.

Image copyright Grant Morgan
Image caption His father Grant mentioned social media was Jack’s “lifeblood”

While at college Jack developed Cnected, an app to deliver collectively individuals affected by cancer.

Prof Champneys mentioned: “His doggedness and preventing spirit shone via in the best way he used the technical abilities he had discovered on his diploma to supply an app for cancer victims.

“Had he not suffered a relapse, he had plans to additional use concepts from synthetic intelligence and information science to help different younger individuals who should take care of the shock and bewilderment of a cancer prognosis.”

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