The Stories

  • "Stay True"

    I just got out of a horrible relationship that was verbally and physically abusive. The relationship took so much from me including my happiness that has never left my soul but he had some way of taking it all away. After I left him I came across your site and your mission statement, it was perfect for what I was going through. I got the words " stay true" to remind myself that I had to stay true to myself and not go back and definitely never let that abuse happen again. I became even stronger than I was prior...

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  • Strength For Her Loss

    My kids gave me a Giving Key bracelet for Christmas this past year. It had the word Strength on it. They wanted to give me something that represented my battle with breast cancer the past 2 years. Strength was what got me through it. I had to have the strength to fight in order to stay alive for my kids and my family. Just this past week my daughter lost a friend in a tragic accident. He was on his way to see her when he was hit by a car. I had never met his mother until today at...

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  • Memories Of Her Mom

      So....my very dear friend Tracey....this is about her. We met in 2008 in graduate school. On the very first day of orientation we both knew that we would be friends. She is an amazing person - soooo smart! She is an occupational therapist and also has a masters in public health. She is the mother of 2 amazing girls, Claire and Anna - and a wife and partner to Kent. She is also a precious daughter - and that is why I am writing this piece. I went with Tracey to her hometown of Chicago in 2012. I visited...

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  • Paying It Forward

      "The little things we do can make a large impact in the life of another - we never know what is on the other side of our generosity". #thegivingkeys #payitforward #employedforchange #Girlfriends

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  • Three Amazing Women

    I purchased three keys for three amazing women. The first, Shirley, received the inspire key. Shirley is like my second mom and is going through a tough battle with cancer. She is an inspiration to me and to many other people. She is a strong woman who has been a great role model for me as well as many others. She is a great person, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and also has such great faith in the Lord. I know she is going to get through this road block and come out even stronger. Second, Kodi (Shirley's daughter) received...

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