Peggy was born with no arms or legs, the tragic result of the thalidomide prescribed to her mother for morning sickness.


“In spite of her body’s deformities, Peggy lived life to the fullest and was so thankful for MLF in her life. She knew that she would not have lasted much longer on the streets and was so thankful to have her park home. I miss her terribly.” – Kay, MLF Volunteer

She struggled with her physical disabilities and abuses all her life. She finally broke away, but landed on the streets alone and vulnerable. Homeless for 9 years, she depended on the kindness of strangers for everything.

Peggy was so grateful for the “guardian angels” God brought into her life through Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and these angels were forever blessed by Peggy’s staunch perseverance, generous spirit and contagious laugh.

A talented artist, Peggy created beautiful cards and posters to earn a dignified income. The vibrant colors of these works of art reflected her life and the circle of love surrounding her. It was her dream to pay forward the kindness she received from her MLF family to lift others like her off the streets. Soon her house will become home for another homeless neighbor.

Peggy passed away in 2014, surrounded by friends and her Mobile Loaves & Fishes family.

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa