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Denise Punger MD FAAFP IBCLC
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It was not easy to announce my moving out-of-state to everyone. My friends and connections on the Treasure Coast are important to me. I appreciate all the kind words in response to my news. I will miss everyone...   

WOW!! What a surprise!! I briefly talked with Dr. Coquelet and he said you were going to Georgia. I hope you are able to find a position where you are  able to work with moms and breastfeeding issues. You have done so much for this area. I wish you only the best!! I think of you often. I hope you do keep in touch with me. You will leave a large void in this area.

Oh Denise :-( I am so so sad to hear that!!! Please know you will be greatly missed by so many people!! Especially my family You have done so much for us... Where oh where will I find a doctor like you???!

I am sorry to hear that--but I do hope it is a good opportunity for you guys. Do you have a job there yet? Even though we don't see alot of each other lately--our gym times must be opposite now--I'll miss you. I enjoyed the friendship we had--let me know when you plan on leaving. .

We will certainly miss you, Denise! You have done a great job with the Task Force and  your contribution will be missed. Hope your plans for Georgia all fall into place well. We'll miss y'all, but I know you will enjoy Georgia. Good Luck.

I'm very saddened to hear of this recent turn of events. I hope it is a good move for you all. You will surely be missed by this community, this Task Force and your friends! If there is anything I can help with, please do not hesitate to ask. Best of luck!

Please take my phone number and address and keep in touch! I'm sorry to hear your're leaving but I do understand it! I will miss you, even if our time together is never long. Love and Prayers to your new move and the journey your family will be taking in this change. Grandma Sugarbear

Wow, that was a shocker. The WHOLE community will miss you deeply! You've been such an inspiration to us all in SO many ways! It's almost like you've given us 'permission', ie. to nurse just the way we want to, for how long we want to. I'm sure Georgia is where you are suppose to be. I'm sure success in everything that you do will endure!

I know that it must be a tough decision and that you will be greatly missed here. You are truely a mentor for the BFTF. I wish you the best of luck.

I know the last thing you need is yet another e-mail, but since I didn't get to send the card that I had planned to following last weeks meeting, I just wanted to write a quick note to say how much I feel for your current situation and all the changes ahead for you and your family. I lived through a similar situation when we left Florida for [my husbands] job change and I was pulled away from a network both professionally and socially that I had built over a 9 year period, and even harder, a job that I had worked so hard to get and suited me so well. I won't say the transition was easy, because things were very hard in many ways for awhile, but now looking back, I have no doubt the changes were all for the better of myself and my family and I am grateful for the challenges that we survived through.  I am sorry that things didn't work out differently with [your current job], but I am sad to say that this small town attitude and good ol' boy network will never open its eye's or minds to progressive, assertive people of quality and substance and ideas for moving beyond status quo. It will be this town's loss, and especially the Nursing community, to see you go. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten, and the level of appreciation for you and all you have accomplished will increase tremendously probably very soon after you hit I-95 north. My thoughts and well wishes are with you. Please don't hesitate to call me If I can do anything to help or if you just need a supportive ear.

Thank You for your friendship and leadership with the Task Force.....

I am very sorry to receive the announcement of your departure from our area. Not only do I say this because of your professional expertise as a valued doctor, but also as a friend that I have come to know and value. Of course this is a selfish attitude, but I will miss you.

May you and yours have only the best of life, love, and happiness. Keep in touch and God bless.

Love, G.

P. S. I'll keep my fingers crossed that maybe you won't like where you are going as much here, and you'll come back. My Mom would have said that wasn't very nice, but at least the part she taught me about being truthful is prominent is this statement.

Im crushed! At least it's not Rome Italy! It will be a much longer trip to see you now I guess! :-) I hope you enjoy your new location and can once again spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding. We WILL of course see you before you go to bid you a fond farewell and we will need to see you again for a once over.

You ruined my day with this news. Tell John I am mad at him for taking my favorite neighbor away.

Rome may not have been built in a day, but it will be blessed on the day you arrive. 

My family and I wish you the best of luck as you move out of state. We will certainly  miss you very much as will so many others. Many in Georgia will benefit from your knowledge and skills. They are lucky indeed. J.J. says she will miss you the most. She wants to move to Georgia.

We will surely miss you!  I'll keep you in my prayers, as I know how difficult it was for me to think we "might" be moving.  To actually do it...hummmmm.  One thing I know for sure, you'll get yourself involved, make lots of new friends and Rome, GA will be a better place because of it. 

You are a very special doctor. Besides treating your patient for what problem he or she has, you also make the patient feel secure and relaxed. You go beyond your professional service to a caring person. You  make  your patient become a believer and trusting  person. Keep up the good work. Only o few out their like you.

Thank you for taking such good care  of our family over the past few years. Good luck and best wishes.

We are going to badly miss you in FL.  I hope you will keep in touch with all your FLCA friends.  I was excited that you are planning to stay home with your boys and just enjoy mothering them fulltime.  I wish you and your family the best in your move.  God's richest blessings to you and yours.


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