Why is a Private Room so Important?  Room To Heal:

Edwardsville native, Lauren Mullikin, shared her personal story about the day she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Anderson Hospital. “The news was so much for us to absorb,” said Mullikin who was only 18 at the time. “I was so glad to be in a room by myself, surrounded by my family.” 
Here is her story:


Lauren is now in remission and doing fantastic! She has continued preventative treatment since her initial diagnosis. She plans to attend Indiana University in the fall to finalize her nursing career which she decided to pursue as a result of her experience