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Jacob's SWAG offers strength from tragedy
Kurt and Teri Ellefson sit at their dining room table Tuesday morning wearing matching Team Elf T-shirts for the foundation they created to honor their son Jacob, who took his life at age 14 in June 2012. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Kurt and Teri Ellefson hear it over and over again: "If it could happen to the Ellefsons, it could happen to anyone." The Monroe couple is dedicated to lifting the stigma of "it." Since their 14-year-old son took his own life last year, they've thrown themselves into creating and expanding a foundation in his honor.