On July 20, 1969, mankind reached the next frontier. Neil Armstrong walked the surface of a cold, dark world and uttered those famous words “One small step for men, one giant leap for mankind.” The United States landing on the moon was not only one of the greatest feats ever accomplished, it was a symbol of freedom and the brilliant minds that form our proud nation.
Our cancer center is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to serve a man who played a vital role in our nation’s history. World War II Veteran, Louie Richards, is one of the most interesting characters you would ever meet. Along with being in all three branches of the military, Mr. Richards played a key role innovating technology for America’s trip to the moon. He created and tested many of the parts that built the notorious spacecraft, Apollo 11.
Today he still looks at innovating and carrying our next generation into a better future. With an optimistic attitude, Mr. Richards is currently participating in a research trial for prostate cancer.
“I want to provide hope for people. These trials are important for the progress of our future.”
Mr. Richards is coming along great with his treatment. Houston Metro Cancer Center provides the highest standard of medical monitoring to our clinical research patients to insure a smooth and comfortable experience.
“The physicians here are great. I really don’t know how they can make me any more comfortable.”
Our cancer center hopes we can give back to Mr. Richards as much as he has given to our country. We thank him for his trust in us and look forward to helping individuals like Mr. Richards for years to come.