First of all I would like to thank you for visiting the site and for taking an interest in this film. It has been a dream of mine to make this documentary for years, and this dream would have never come to fruition if it were not for each and every one of you. So thank you, I have been so touched by all of the support.
My name is Elizabeth Simonton, Carl Simonton was my father. He was a brilliant, compassionate oncologist, and he still is my hero. Just because the world lost him on June 18th, 2009, does not mean the world has to lose sight of his life-long dream, which was to bring medicine back to its true nature, and acknowledge that in order to effectively treate a human being, we must take into consideration the emotional and psychological state of every individual.
I attended the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated in 2007 with a BA in English Literature. I began production on this film shortly after graduation in February of 2008. We are still in production, as we are constantly having to take hiatuses from filming in order to raise the money necessary to continue. I have been traveling all over the world, speaking with doctors and patients in places such as Germany, Holland, Japan, New York, Washington D.C., Montana, and California just to name a few. It is my goal to give the audience a global perspective of the current state of oncology, as well as find out what the future of medicine may hold.
I look forward to connecting with you and keeping you updated on the status of the film. To watch footage and keep up to date on our travels, please visit our blog at www.everypersonshouldknow.blogspot.com.