When Richards was a kid, only 7 years old, his cousin died of brain cancer, and it’s that experience that drives him to give back to kids with cancer through his foundation, Richy’s Rascals.
Sixteen-year-old Ryan Sparkman, featured in The Dallas Morning News, is one of the many patients Richards has touched. After a trip to Children’s for a chemo infusion a few weeks ago, Ryan got to take his brother to a Dallas Stars game at the American Airlines Center, where Richards had a luxury suite waiting for them. Dr. Scott Furlan, Ryan’s oncologist in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and other patients cheered for Richards before meeting him after the game.
Watch Richards, Ryan and others at the Dallas Stars game: