After doing a lot of reading, my husband and I understood his cancer and the treatment options. What we lacked was the ability to choose among alternative treatment centers, as well as contacts who could give us an unbiased assessment of the best fit for his needs. I interviewed patient advocates and chose Dr. Heidi Kummer, for which we are extremely grateful. Dr. Kummer offered the mix of expertise, experience and contacts to do what an ordinary patient cannot: quickly get key information, “insider” opinions, and weigh them in light of the big picture. Her compassion and caring for us was clear, and she went “above and beyond” to get information and provide insight that helped us make good decisions in a very frightening and complicated situation. It also gave us peace of mind that we had assessed the options well and were making the best possible decisions. I feel enormous empathy for others who face serious health issues, and strongly encourage them to get Dr. Kummer’s help. For us, it was invaluable.