Dr. Block went to medical school to save her daughter, after doctors, who prescribed the drugs that made her sick, could not get her well. Before becoming a physician, Dr. Block was a mother of a seriously ill daughter, who was offered no help from doctors. Refusing to give up, she went to medical school at age 39, and found the answers. Today her daughter is healthy and a mother to her own children. Only months after she opened her new practice, Dr. Block’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and given two months to live by doctors at MD Anderson. Dr. Block fought with the same determination for her mother as she had for her daughter, refusing to believe her mother wouldn’t recover. Dr. Block spent endless hours at the medical library searching to find the best medical and non-medical approaches that would save her mother. Using everything she knew and learned, she developed innovative and forward thinking treatments that saved her mother, who went on to live 18 more years, dying at the age of 92 and never having cancer again.