Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Toby Keith's OK Kids Korral - OKC

Toby Keith grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and now lives in Norman, Oklahoma, and besides his passion for the University of Oklahoma football team, Toby has been working through his foundation for a decade planning and fundraising to see his dream come true and the OK Kids Korral become a reality.
The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation is to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and to support OK Kids Korral.The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006. Building up its mission, the foundation is spearheading the construction and operations of OK Kids Korral.
OK Kids Korral will provide a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, Peggy & Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and other nearby facilities.
There is no greater gift than keeping families strong and together during a difficult time. If we can alleviate stress on a family, encourage a brother or sister and comfort a sick child, then we will make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Located near The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center the OK Kids Korral is scheduled to open this fall. Thank you Toby!
Photo by Paul B Southerland - May 2012
Groundbreaking for OK Kids Korral

About OK Kids Korral

Getting the right care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home, often to a cancer treatment facility in another city. This puts a financial and emotional toll on the families, not to mention the physical toll it takes on their child. OK Kids Korral hopes to make life a little easier for children with cancer by providing a safe, convenient, and hopeful place for families to connect with each other and focus on the well-being of their child. OK Kids Korral will provide daytime and overnight lodging for pediatric patients and their families. The state of the art facilities at OK Kids Korral are designed to create a relaxing haven for the entire family.

Guest SuiteInside our doors, families will enjoy the amenities of home:

  • 12 private suites; each sleeps up to five people
  • 4 daytime rooms
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Comfortable living areas
  • Family resource room
  • Laundry room

OK Kids Korral will feature areas targeting the specific needs of children with cancer. It will also provide spaces where children can let loose and parents can simply relax, including:

  • A neutropenic wing for children with weakened immune systems
  • Modular suites with privacy doors
  • Refrigerators in each suite
  • Movie theater
  • Game room and teen area
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Relaxation gardens and water feature
  • Reflection room


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