The Stories

  • The Courage Within

    I'm giving my COURAGE key to my step sister Elizabeth. When her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer for the second time, she demonstrated the most amazing positivity. Throughout his brain surgery and as he is undergoing chemo, she has remained absolutely full of light, supportive, loving, strong, and her courage shines from within. I'm inspired.   -Christie

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  • Finding the Strength to Make it Through

    I came across The Giving Keys in a small store in a small town in Minnesota. When the employee there explained the story behind them, I knew I couldn't leave without one. I purchased a necklace as a gift for a friend who was struggling with some things in her life. I chose the word, STRENGTH, so she can find it to make it through. I hope that she will be able to pass on the necklace soon to someone else who is in need of a little strength themselves! This is such an incredible project!   -Erica

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  • A New Key For Hayden's Collection

    I received the key, CREATE, from my beautiful daughter-in-law. I have always been a crafty person due to the many activities that my three sons were involved in while living at home. Cub Scouts required lots of creativity. My grandmother taught me everything including how to sew and was my hero. She could do a lot with very little. I believe that is where I got my creativity.I am giving my key to Hayden. Hayden suffers from several disabilities and struggles to fit into the world. One of his passions in life is to collect keys and in my estimation,...

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  • A Town's Support

    There is a girl my town who is only 22 years old, and going through Stage 2 ovarian cancer. A huge fundraiser was just put on for her that included a catered dinner, DJ, dance floor, silent auction, and raffle to help with her medical expenses and time off from work. There were also beautifully decorated prayer cards to write on, these I imagine will be put together in a scrapbook to give her support and inspiration. She needs lots of COURAGE so I personally wrote her a card and included the key.   -Jessica

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  • Only By Grace

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