in honor of Krystie


Krystie was born in Orange County, California, and relocated with her parents to Minneapolis in 2007 for treatment of her disease. She passed away unexpectedly but peacefully after a brave battle with Tay-Sachs disease on June 14, 2015.  We are grateful to the UMN, UMP, and Fairview for their commitment to a good quality of life for Krystie after others turned us away. Although Krystie never said a single word in her 9+ years, she showed her love and emotion through her eyes and with her smiles. She was always a happy little girl who loved to travel, loved swimming in the ocean, loved a good bath and spa treatment and loved the sound of a good horn at the outdoor concerts that help make this town spectacular in the summer months. Today, we know that she is in a place with many horns sounding in heavenly delight. Krystie is survived by her two loving Dads, Rick & Bruce, her extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and the many caregivers who helped give her the best life possible. Krystie, you have taught us the meaning of perspective and of unconditional love, and for that we are all eternally grateful. We shall meet again our little Munchkin.

For more information on Krystie, see her Caring Bridge website. Also, to learn more about Tay Sachs Disease please visit or The Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation at



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