Stay-at-home mom, Peggy Schmidt, always dreamed of becoming a nurse.
“When my son was born, we almost lost him at 10 weeks. He had many health problems, so he ended up in the hospital a lot the first five years of his life,” she said. “I saw how the nurses treated him and decided that I wanted to be a nurse so I could be the one who made things nice for others.”
Eighteen years later, her son graduated from high school, and the next month she enrolled in college. Schmidt graduated as an RN in 2007 and has been at Trinity Homes for five years, where she intends to stay.
“My mom worked in the nursing home in Harvey, and my brothers and I would walk over and visit the grammies who didn’t have family nearby. That’s where my love for the elderly started,” she said. “I love my residents and love making them happy.”