ne of Fermilab’s first employees, Don Young, helped plan and build the Neutron Therapy Facility. When he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2000, he chose neutron therapy over surgery. “Knowing and understanding the neutron treatment method, the facility at Fermilab, the people here and the number of patients they’ve treated, it was an easy decision to make,” he said. Don Young today

Don Young also helped plan and build the proton accelerator for Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. The synchrotron was assembled and tested at Fermilab, then dismantled and shipped to Loma Linda.