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DeeDee Velasquez-Peralta

DeeDee lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and mother-in-law in Mission Kansas. Her eldest son, 18, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 4. She was fortunate to have a background in social work to guide her advocacy efforts but continues to learn and grow as a parent with both her children. DeeDee received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is the patient service manager for Qsource ESDR Network 12 serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska working to improve the lives of individuals living with chronic kidney disease. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking and decorating, reading and taking her dog for long walks.

April 15, 2021

Welcome Back

It’s been a year since we first heard about COVID-19 and the first lockdowns were instituted. Living in Kansas, the center of the country, the extent of the lockdown was different than what the East and West coasts experienced. Nevertheless, both my boys, our youngest finishing up 8th grade and our first born, a 2020…