PHYLLIS SANTOS is retired from her position as Director of Marketing & Development Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center/ Easter Seals of Louisville. She attended The Cabbage Patch in the 1950s, participating in sewing, art classes, and field trips on the “Big Red Truck” until her family moved a few years later. We recently caught up with her, and she shared her experiences from The Patch.
“The Cabbage Patch taught me cooperation and how to have fun,” Phyllis said. “My family’s church (Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian) was next door to The Patch. Between my church, my family and The Patch, I also learned the importance of giving back and getting involved.”
“My family was very poor and we could not afford to go on vacations, so being able to take field trips to various places around Kentucky and swimming trips created great memories for me. I especially remember singing and meeting new friends on these trips. I always felt safe and loved at The Patch.”
“Winning for Life to me means living a winning life of good values, work ethics and using my blessings and gifts to do what I can to make a difference in whatever direction I am led. This also means having a team spirit of inclusion and respect for all people.”