Phil's daughter, Jennifer, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of two. Phil and his wife were faced with having to make nearly instantaneous life-and-death decisions regarding her treatment, with little or no information to support them. To further complicate their situation, several of the neurologists involved disagreed about the diagnosis and possible treatment options. Phil spent countless hours pouring through medical journals, searching for what little information was available in simple, non-medical terminology. His goal was to educate himself so that he would be better able to make the decisions necessary to save his daughter's life. Today, Jennifer is a healthy 21-year-old enjoying life and attending university.