This site is dedicated for the purpose of remembering the life and legacy of Elijah Regen Morris, a native of Sevier County in East Tennessee, and the namesake of the “Rootin’ for Regen” movement that was joined by tens of thousands of people around the world. Regen was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in December 2012 and eventually passed away after a year-long struggle on Christmas Day of 2013 – he was only 12 years old.
During their 13 month journey, Regen and his family demonstrated a level of Faith and Courage that inspired a community to loving action. People gave of themselves to help the family in numerous and selfless ways. Businesses and churches donated time and money. Prayer cards were distributed. As word of this story spread, thousands from around the World joined a community that was Rootin’ for Regen.
Even as his body began to decline, Regen flashed a contagious smile that helped turn a horrible situation into a season of hope. His life was a testimony that gave people renewed hope in friends, family, community and God. Lives were forever changed. This is the legacy of Elijah Regen Morris.