Jodie Sheean has terminal cancer and her devoted dad, Phil, has given up his life in Victoria to care for her on the Gold Coast. JODIE Sheean is so glad this story is being written. “Dad deserves recognition for what he’s done,” the 38-year-old said of a man who, in a society where so many men are failing their most important task, epitomises what it means to be a father. “He’s been through a lot himself and to just drop everything to care for me is amazing. I don’t think he even weighed it up. I phoned to tell him I had cancer and he just said ‘I’m coming’.” Phil Sheean is a 64-year-old former labourer who a year ago was enjoying the early stages of retirement in Victoria. Golf. Fishing.