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Turning 100 years-old, 30 year volunteer celebrates at Banner Thunderbird

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As of next week -- there will be a new centenarian in town, her name is Peggy Hodgson. Peggy will turn one hundred January 28th, but today. An early celebration for her at a place she knows well, a place Peggy Hodgson loves to be especially to celebrate her 100th birthday.

"I was amazed I was flabbergasted it was fantastic fantastic a lot of these people i've known a long long time many many years" said Peggy".

The people are the reason she returns week after week at Banner Thunderbird where she's volunteered the last 30 years. She's helped out in many ways.

Peggy explained how she helped her patients as a volunteer, "I love to pray with the patients i used to pray with them all the time sometimes if they were jittery and crying and everything they'd say go get Peggy".

if you ask her, her blue volunteer uniform from years ago was her favorite and the pink roses make her smile because she loves the color pink.  If you ask those around her it's her devotion to service that makes her unique.

"I knew she was from New York and i used to describe her as Edith Bunker because that's just the personality she has, she loves people, she loves to help people" said Teresa Sawyer, Peggy's good friend.

"I hope and trust in god that if anything ever happens to me it happens right here because I know i'll get the attention and if my time is up, it's up" said Peggy.

Full of life and tough as a tack, here's to you Peggy Hodgson.  Happy birthday.

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