The Korral's look will set it apart from the surrounding Oklahoma Health Center. Pamela Deatherage, vice president of Crafton Tull, said the building is designed to
“We've used a lot of western lodge materials — wood siding and stone — and the stone matches what is used at the cancer center,” she said. It's similar to a Ronald McDonald House, she said, which also caters to families with children undergoing medical treatment.
Nees-Bright said the location, which is adjacent to a site designated for development of an Embassy Suites Hotel, is ideal for families with children traveling to Oklahoma City for cancer treatment.
“It's in the heart of Oklahoma City,” Nees-Bright said.
“It's central to everything, near doctors, and near the energy and vibe of downtown. Oklahoma is still a very rural community, and 80 percent of these kids are coming from outside our county. We have people traveling here for treatment every day. So this will be a very uplifting setting.”
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It's been in the board's mind to do this for several years,” Nees-Bright said. “We want to create a home away from home.”