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This is Susan, Peggy's daughter. My mom suffered a massive stroke Wednesday morning. My brother, Edward, who lives with her, was surprised to find mom still in bed at 9am. He was more surprised to find her unable to get up, and moaning. Her entire right side was paralyzed. He called 9-1-1. The ambulance arrived within minutes (though for Ed it felt interminable) and she was taken to Exeter Hospital. They diagnosed the situation as a massive stroke on the left-side of her brain caused by an aterial fibrillation. And this is where our journey begins....
(2/2/14): This site began with my mother's stroke on March 27, 2013.  Peggy's journey has been one rocky road through the elder "care" system. Read through the journal, and you'll get that sense. But she is a determined and strong spirit.  That's why her nickname is "Hurricane Peg."

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Susan Gage posted a new journal entry, "Burying a Hurricane in Hurricane Season".

Good morning, Peg Nation, I'm not sure how many of you are still receiving these notices, but I'm hoping some still are and this is enough time to make some ... Read more

Jeff Kampert signed Margaret "Peggy"'s Guestbook.

I only met Mrs. Gage a couple of times, but that was enough...to know the world has lost a great and wonderful woman.  My heart hurts for you  Susan, and family.  ... Read more

Susan signed Margaret "Peggy"'s Guestbook.

Thank you, Jennette, for your loving memories of our mother, and for the love that you have bestowed on me and my brothers over so many years.   You are very much a part ... Read more

Susan Gage posted a new journal entry, "A Tribute to Mom".

My mother was an amazing woman, and it took me a few days to really gather up the steam and the ability to write a blog entry about some of the great things she did.  ... Read more

Jody Huckaby signed Margaret "Peggy"'s Guestbook.

It was an honor to know Peg and to work with her through her years as a leader at PFLAG National.  I have many good memories which make me smile still today. My heart is ... Read more

Sharon Moskowitz signed Margaret "Peggy"'s Guestbook.

I was so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing, but relieved that it happened in a place filled with light and love. I did not know her well, but was fortunate to meet her--it ... Read more

Ted (Edward S. Clark 3rd) signed Margaret "Peggy"'s Guestbook.

To my N. H. family,I just learned of Peg's passing this morning about nine O'clock. I'm deeply saddened.  I know each of you have gone the extra mile to make Peg ... Read more

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