Hacker diagnosed with brain cancer, hacks the closed source report distributing it to the open source community hoping to get some help

This is a somewhat astonishing news, and once again the demonstration that alternative thinking might be the way to solve apparently unsolvable cases.
I just report what was written by the hacker himself on his website.
Can anyone help?
 

Rome, September 10th 2012

I have a brain cancer.

Yesterday I went to get my digital medical records: I have to show them to many doctors.

Sadly they were in a closed, proprietary format and, thus, I could not open them using my computer, or send them in this format to all the people who could have saved my life.