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We are the Gustafson’s

Written by Sue Gustafson We are blessed with 4 wonderful children. The 2 youngest have cystic fibrosis. In September of 2013, both Zachary and Ella were hospitalized for their cystic fibrosis. It was Ella’s second hospitalization and Zachary’s 10th. Zachary was 7 and Ella was 5. Zachary spent 13 days in

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The Taggart Family featured at the 2014 Spare Key Groove Gala

The 2014 Spare Key Groove Gala featured the story of the Taggart Family and the courage of their entire family. Thanks to the support of Spare Key, and those who support our mission, we were able to help the Taggart Family “Bounce and not Break”

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Spare Key our story

Spare Key recipients share their stories of how Spare Key made a profound difference in their lives.

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Spare Key 60 seconds

Spare key’s mission in 60 seconds flat.

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About Spare Key

The Spare Key origin story.

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Elizabeth’s story

Watch this video about Elizabeth, one of the many children who’s family was helped by Spare Key.

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Bounce and not Break

Watch this video about how Spare Key gave the most precious gift in the world time, more specifically time to be with your child as they are in the hospital.

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Charlie, Grace, and Julia’s Story

Note: This story was written by Spare Key mom Amy H. We felt that Amy’s account of her family’s experience was powerful, moving, and inspiring and wanted to share it with other Spare Key friends and families. Charlie, Grace, and Julia Written by Amy H., former NICU mommy It’s strange

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Naomi’s Story

Watch this video about the Nelson Family and how Spare Key helped them pay their mortgage.

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Dalton’s Story

Following a football injury, Dalton was diagnosed with MRSA Staph infection. His parents spent 9 weeks by his side at Saint Paul Children’s Hospital as he endured aggressive treatment, including 13 surgeries in 5 weeks. Time away from work and home took a toll on the Matthies family. Spare Key

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