Earlier this year, Peggy Strong, a retired teacher from Murphysboro visited with State Representative Terri Bryant to discuss her daughter’s special healthcare needs. Peggy’s daughter suffers from several acute chronical medical diagnoses which collide together according to Peggy, and she was concerned her daughter was not receiving the type of care a CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) could provide, which is why Peggy began looking for a new home that could provide the level of care her daughter needs and deserved.
Peggy had a reasonable request for her daughter, she asked Representative Bryant “to help her find a home for that would be safe and comfortable for her daughter”. Without hesitation, Representative Bryant suggested Peggy consider visiting Murray Center and she took that advice, fast forward to today and the rest is history. Peggy found a home that is safe and comfortable for her daughter; her new home is Murray Center.
According to Peggy Strong, “Thank God Murray Center did not close and thank God there is a place like this for my daughter. She is happy, the look on her face says it all. Murray Center has provided my daughter with more freedom. She has been smiling, laughing, and is able to walk when she wants – something most of us take for granted. You can’t do this in a CILA.”