Alyx Porter, M.D.: I am inspired every single day. Every single day there is a patient that humbles me so much. When you get a diagnosis of brain cancer, the fact that they even have to meet someone like me, or they see that they’re visiting with a neuro-oncologist, it is the scariest time. So, I use the gifts that I think that I’ve been given to try to put them at ease. I want people to experience the very best care that they can in an environment where they feel like they can trust and belong. Because if you are not able to connect with the person in a way that gets them to open up about what their concerns are, you’ve failed. Sometimes people ask me, how can you sit across from people and have hard conversations? But the truth is, how can I not? I believe that I’m doing exactly what I was built for.