Toby Keith opens home for families battling childhood cancer
OKLAHOMA CITY Okla. – It’s been 10 years in the making on Thursday, the Toby Keith Foundation opened its doors to the “Ok Kids Korral.”
This is a cost free home away from home for kids and their families battling cancer.
The Center is located at the Oklahoma Health Center Campus.
The inside is Oklahoma themed with a Route 66 indoor playroom and state driven artwork.
“This is Ritz Carlton, meets Disney World,” said Keith.
10 years ago, Toby Keith has a vision to provide a comfortable and peaceful place for families fighting childhood cancer, to live, to stay, and to eat all cost free.
This house is 25,000 square feet, has 16 rooms, all Oklahoma themed.
This is a place Jason Hard and his son Brock, would have loved to have had when they were going through a tough time.
Brock is a cancer survivor; he was diagnosed with Leukemia at just 11-months-old.
Now age five, Brock finished treatment nine months ago.
“A hospital wall is a hospital wall and a place like this, decorated and made for us, it’s just a different kind of place,” said Hart. “To be able to be a small community, come here, meet other parents and talk to other parents about the good, bad, fun and sad and all of that as a community, that’s going to help.”
With spacious places for families to eat, kids to play and a quiet room where parents can reflect.
“They have the doctors, the facility and treatment right across the street to cure cancer, you just have to have the hope and the faith and let them do what they do and believe that it can happen,” said Hart.
To donate or volunteer, visit Toby Keith foundation