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Margaret "Peggy" Twiggs Fan Club

Organized by: Sadie Wallace

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Happy DCI week!
August 08, 2017

Friends of Margaret "Peggy" Twiggs,     In honor of DCI week, what better way to pay tribute than to donate to help our dear friend, colleague See More

THE STORY:

For those of you that don’t know our dear Peggy Twiggs but know “of “ her, and for those that do know her and know that her health has taken a turn in the last several years, I wanted to fill you in on what has been happening. Margaret "Peggy" to Drum Corps friends, has Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/psp/psp.htm PSP is a rare brain disorder that affects her speech, vision and balance making walking and speaking extremely difficult. It is similar in some aspects to Parkinson’s PSP, but more progressive. Peggy is a “trouper” when it comes to acceptance of her diagnosis and she continually remains positive and upbeat. She finds ways to slow the progression by riding a reclining stationary bike some 3 hours a day! She hasn’t missed a beat, as Independence is vital to her maintaining her dignity. As many of you know Peggy was a Color Guard Instructor for several years teaching young adults and teens ‘Peggy Spins” which she invented! Even if you don’t know her, your instructors probably taught you these, if you marched in any Color Guard in the US and Internationally! She taught many, many groups such as The Cadets, 27th Lancers, St. Anthony’s Revere, Quasar, Emerald Marquis, Blessed Sac, and St. Joseph’s Medford just to name a few. In 2005 Peggy was inducted into the prestigious “Drum Corp Hall of Fame.” One of the only 6 women to achieve this honor for her ground breaking work. Peggy says, “For every year I taught, there was always that very special moment, or that special kid who would finally 'get it'. Wins or losses, I don’t remember, but I would always say to the groups I taught, 'Remember the audience reaction, because years later, you may not remember what place you finished but you will always have the applause in your heart.' How lucky are we! I have those memories with me inside.” Coping and living with this uncommon disease has many challenges, physically, spiritually, mentally and financially for her and her family. There are numerous expenses ongoing and coming down the road, with this diagnosis. I have asked myself (as many of you have asked me ) “what can I do?” So that is why we are starting this CrowdRise.com page, to help her receive the best Palliative care at home along with purchasing equipment, if needed, and adaptations to her home etc. As far as I'm concerned she deserves the best! She loves hearing from former students and friends and if you would like to send “snail mail” to her just email me (sadiewallace@ebby.com)or Facebook message me and I will send you their address. You can always send her a Facebook message (and post pictures) as well!

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To This Fundraiser

$15,593

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Brady

     

  • M Hart

     

  • Kathy and Eric Santo

     

  • Jim and Monica Mehigan

     

  • Cheryl Philhower-Gillick

     

  • Debi Gozdek Barcus

     

  • Nancy Erskine Schreiner

     

  • michael kumer

     

  • Frank Anthony

     

  • Jen Broquist

     

  • Corina Vaccarello

     

  • Cheryl & Pat Whelan

     

  • Mary Dwyer Berman

     

  • Rick Fogarty

     

  • Connie Anthony

     

  • Andi Gabler

     

  • Debi(Drum) Blazek

     

  • Jane/Gary Covitz

     

  • Pat Strachan

     

  • Eric Sabach - Stanbury Uniforms - www.digitalmarchingfx.com

     

  • Susan Machado

     

  • Wanda Conway

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barbara Greenwelk

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Denise Bonfiglio

     

  • Kelly Smith and Donna Schiavome

     

  • George Maloney

     

  • Billy Jurberg

     

  • Deborah Isaacson

     

  • Maureen Reardon Barends

     

  • Carolann MacLeod

     

  • Paul O'Keefe

     

  • Kim P (McDuff)

     

  • Selena Dukes (Sista)

     

  • Tommy "T" Wisk

     

  • Rene DeLucia

     

  • Allan Dekko

     

  • April Kopac Gager

     

  • Thomas Riley

     

  • Jim and Diane Greenwell

     

  • Steve Groh and Maryhelen Shuman-Groh

     

  • Marc Giles

     

  • Larry C

     

  • Johnny Peppermento

     

  • Laurie dube

     

  • Michael Cassidy

     

  • Bob Morrison

     

  • Charley & Patty Poole

     

  • Kimberly Griego- Boruch

     

  • Erika Holland

     

  • Dave Fowler

     

  • Dave & Charity Helms

     

  • Robin McNinch - 1984

     

  • Eric Sabach

     

  • doris doheny

     

  • tom doheny

     

  • Michelle Awtrey

     

  • Jim and Molly Pero ❤

     

  • Sadie Wallace

     

  • John n Theresa crehan

     

  • Jimmy McEvoy

     

  • John Mauro

     

  • Susan Tanenbaum Bates

     

  • Deborah Kennedy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paula Faretra

     

  • W.P. "Billy" Sullivan

     

  • Deb and Hope

     

  • Greg Lagola

     

  • Anita Violi

     

  • Mitchell Weikert

     

  • Beth Davis-Healy

     

  • Bunny

     

  • L❤️VE you!!! XOXO

     

  • Antares Leask

     

  • Witmer

     

  • Bob Morrison

     

  • Pat Strachan

     

  • Mary Ann Propes

     

  • Maureen Reardon Barends

     

  • Rhonda Watson

     

  • Chris and Denise Perry

     

  • The Howells. Marge, Bob, Kerri, Kathy k-Howell , karol, the beanl

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bunny remembering Phillippe Petite

     

  • Elizabeth Isaacs

     

  • Chelley Seibert

     

  • Doug Rutherford

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sadie Wallace

     

  • Kathleen Doyle

     

  • Tony Connell

     

  • Brenda (Jakubowski) *she always called me Becky tho

     

  • Cathy St.Martin

     

  • Rick Manning

     

  • Billy Ronayne

     

  • Jackie King

     

  • Brian Caissie

     

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Donor Comments

Brian Caissie

Brian Caissie

Thanks for all you have done! Blessings. 1 month ago

Jackie King

Jackie King

Love you.... 1 month ago

Billy Ronayne

Billy Ronayne

Love you 1 month ago

Rick Manning

Rick Manning

2 months ago

Cathy St.Martin

Cathy St.Martin

2 months ago

Brenda (Jakubowski) *she always called me Becky tho

Brenda (Jakubowski) *she always called me Becky tho

Prayers for you Peggy 2 months ago

Tony Connell

Tony Connell

2 months ago

Kathleen Doyle

Kathleen Doyle

Schlick 2 months ago

Sadie Wallace

Sadie Wallace

Keep smiling Margaret and Denise we love you! 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

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