The 79-year-old has trekked to the North and South poles all the while overcoming lung and breast cancer. Her remarkable story does not end there.
Reagyn, now age 10, was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma, a type of central nervous system tumor, in 2005. After treatment her mother commented, “She’s doing great. She hasn’t had any of the other symptoms. You can look at her and not even know she has it.”
This is the first proton therapy center connected with a historically black university and the only one of eight in this country not connected with a medical school. The institute should generate between $80 million and $100 million a year in revenue.
The Virginia General Assemby, Harvey said, has been “woefully inadequate” in its support of Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. The facility will be added to the small list of such centers that use a proton beam generated by a mini-particle accelerator to target cancerous tissue without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.
The budget approved by state legislators Sunday includes a $510,000 cut to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute.
The University of Houston softball team will host Southern University in the softball team’s 4th Annual Striking Out Breast Cancer game at Cougar Softball Stadium on Wednesday, March 11.
Hampton University has started hiring employees for its Proton Therapy Institute, and now it has $380,000 extra to do so.