Emily Dicola used to have to travel two hours from her home in West Virginia to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to receive cancer treatments, and then go back the same day.
But this year, she found a free place where people her age could go when they came from out of town for medical care.
“Treatments were really starting to wear me out,” Dicola said. “Especially being almost two hours away. I would have never thought there was such an amazing place.”
Dicola, 25, is one of the first guests to stay at Ulman House, a $2 million “home away from home” for adolescent and young adult cancer patients receiving medical treatment in the Baltimore-Washington area.