FEMINIST FRIDAY – PEGGY KULMIE

TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A WOMAN WHO I HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO KNOW PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY FOR 14 YEARS PEGGY KULMIE.

Peggy is a CNA at a health care center in Southern New Jersey.  I was first introduced to Peggy when my son, Andrew, became a resident at that health care center.

Andrew arrived there in a coma, on oxygen and on a feeding tube.  God assigned to Andrew his own personal angel who goes by the name of Peggy.  Peggy has tirelessly taken care of Andrew and never tired of moving him toward some form of communication and recovery.  Because of her faith in God and in Andrew, today Andrew communicates on a very limited basis with Peggy, sits up in a chair every day, no longer has a tracheostomy, and eats by mouth.

Peggy has worked as a CNA at this health care center for over 25 years.  If you ever have visited health care centers in general and dementia floors in particular you can appreciate what a huge commitment to caregiving this is.  I have watched Peggy countless times treat the residents with the upmost respect and greatest kindness in the face of their confusion and sometimes nastiness caused by their dementia.

In addition fulfilling her career in such a remarkably positive manner, Peggy raised two beautiful daughters as a single parent.  She has tirelessly taken care of her extended family – aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, whenever they have called upon her for assistance.  She is an active member of her church and spends time every week and every summer in service to the mission of the church.

PEGGY

PEGGY KULMIE YOU ROCK!

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

10 Responses

    1. Iris Moore

      Ms. Bernadette. My momma ROCKS!!! If you don’t know, you better recognize😜 She can be a pain at times but she has always been there for me and my sister as well as anyone she comes in contact with. The funniest thing, I don’t mind share because she has a heart of gold and enough love to spread around😍 Unfortunately for her patients, the time will be here soon for her to retire and take time for herself. Fortunately for me and my sister, we will see her enjoying her life a little bit more and getting the rest she needs!
      Miss Bernadette. Please know Andrew will always be a part of our family. My mother and I will continue to visit with him even though she will no longer be working there. Thank you and your family for always treating her with respect, love and appreciation of such a rewarding job but forgotten position as CNA. Love you mom, Peggy😘

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  1. Iris Moore

    Ms. Bernadette. My momma ROCK!!! If y’all don’t know, y’all better recognize😜 She can be a pain at times but she has always been there for me and my sister as well as anyone she comes in contact with. The funniest thing, I don’t mind share because she has a heart of gold and enough love to spread around😍 Unfortunately for her patients, the time will be here soon for her to retire and take time for herself. Fortunately for me and my sister, we will see her enjoying her life a little bit more and getting the rest she needs!
    Miss Bernadette. Please know Andrew will always be a part of our family. My mother and I will continue to visit with him even though she will no longer be working there. Thank you and your family for always treating her with respect, love and appreciation of such a rewarding job but forgotten position as CNA. Love you mom, Peggy😘

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  2. Anonymous

    Thank you so much Bernadette, it is my pleasure to help those that can’t help themselves. I have come to love Andrew very dearly. He is just like family to me. Also, I try to care for all in my care with love and dignity. Thanks again for acknowledging the work I do. It’s appreciated!! Sincerely, Peggy

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