Graduate Students in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (GEEB) serves to coordinate and unify the many graduate students conducting research in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including students interested in natural resources, wildlife management, modeling, conservation biology, and related fields.
Our activities include organizing an annual research symposium, facilitating
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Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, and came out to support the
USE YOUR FEET FOR A FOOT CHARITY EVENT!
Brendan Morris is an effervescent 26 year old, high achieving, community volunteer, and student working on his Masters of Entomology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Here at UIUC he inspired and energized everyone around him. Before his accident Brendan dedicated his time to being an academic and volunteering for the nonprofit organizations, Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance, and the UIUC Entomology Graduate Student Association. His passion in these endeavors is to teach children about local insects and spiders. However, due to a debilitating accident on August 22, 2013, his life was put on hold as well as his dream of finishing his MS degree this past year.
Brendan’s accident, just one year ago, fractured several bones and even with therapy and an incredibly positive attitude he eventually needed to have his left leg amputated below the knee. Eventually, he will require multiple prostheses to get back to normal activities of academics, volunteering, and his active outdoor life! While his insurance will cover a portion of the first prosthesis, additional prostheses will be paid for out of pocket. Unfortunately even with insurance, his injuries were extensive enough expenditures (deductibles, copayments, prostheses) have been extremely high. Brendan is doing everything he can to get well and back on his feet – and he needs our help!
The Graduate Students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology along with the Entomology Graduate Student Association are asking you to Use Your Feet for a Foot! Please come out and support Brendan by playing kickball or buying a t-shirt and cheering on the teams.
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