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Make Your Week: Picking up litter for exercise; children helping the community

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:49am

It’s Monday again, and to top it all off, it’s raining and gloomy today. If you are feeling particularly tired or down, we have a boost for you.

Heimlich hero: Video captures student saving friend's life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:56pm

A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria.

London attack: Muslim group raises $25,000 for victims in 48 hours

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:56am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London has met its goal twice-over in under two days.

86-year-old raises $400K and then gives it away

Zaina Adamu, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:47pm

Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.

Celebs, social media stars raise $1M for Somalis facing famine

Alexandra King, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:06pm

Actor Ben Stiller, the NFL's Colin Kaepernick and social media stars including CNN's Casey Neistat and Jérôme Jarre of Vine and Snapchat fame have helped raise $1 million in just 19 hours to help those facing starvation in Somalia, they announced.

Sandy man diagnosed with cancer meets idol Chuck Norris

Kathy Aiken  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:25pm

Actor Chuck Norris surprised a Sandy man recently — and the visit could not have come at a better time.

High school club’s mission: No student eats lunch alone

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:00am

The halls of most high schools are filled with groups and cliques, but a student-run club in Florida is gaining attention for being anything but exclusive.

6-year-old girl gives up birthday party to feed the homeless

Joy Jihyun Jeong, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 6:44am

Armani Crews was turning 6. But what she was asking her parents for was far from a typical birthday party.

A West Jordan bride and her paraplegic groom prove dreams come true

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 10:39pm

Life goals that once seemed easily reachable were shattered for a West Jordan man. Though he lost his ability to walk, he refuses to let that define him. When he fell in love, he wasn't about to sit it out on the sidelines.

Utah couple who lost sons opens home for grieving families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 10:39pm

A couple in American Fork is offering grieving families a place to get support.

Make Your Week: Holding a wedding at a hospital, other feel-good stories

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 11:35am

Well, it’s Monday again and after losing an hour Sunday, people may not be feeling ready to face the work week.

Veterans group organizes to help Utah flood victims with cleanup

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 7:04pm

Tremonton homeowners affected by flooding in recent weeks got a lot of extra help Saturday — and it didn't cost them a penny.

Designing a future in the fashion industry for people with autism

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 8:27pm

It started with an appreciation for beautiful clothing. Then, it grew into a desire to create his own fashions. Along the way, Michael Andolsek's passion helped him discover something important about himself.

Loving husband re-proposes to wife of 26 years following breast cancer surgery

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 8:26am

Once in sickness, once in health. An Iowa man showed the world the meaning of that vow when he “re-proposed” to his wife of 26 years following her mastectomy.

Murray boy, who touched lives with his fight, dies at 5

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 12:39pm

Jett Boseman never got to step foot in the countries his family wished they could take him to, but it didn’t stop him from traveling and changing the world.

Woman honored for helping save gunshot victim on camping trip

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 4th - 9:41am

What was supposed to be a relaxing Labor Day weekend camping trip took a drastic turn for Magan Mickelsen and her family.

Little boys' heartwarming prank on teacher goes viral

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 3rd - 8:41am

When a 5-year-old boy set out to pull a prank on his teacher with one of his pals, he didn’t realize how or why his plan would end up touching the hearts of thousands.

Green River family separated 10 years ago finally back together

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Mar 2nd - 9:05pm

Ten years ago, Kunal Sah was separated from his parents after they were deported back to India. He was only 12.

Utah parents adopt baby without limbs, share story to inspire others

Johanzynn Gatewood, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 2nd - 2:29pm

The lives of a small but growing family in Utah have forever been changed thanks to a tiny, bright-eyed toddler from the Philippines named Maria.

Dad’s plan to save teens from uncomfortable social situations goes viral

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 2nd - 8:22am

A West Virginia dad’s genius plan to get his teenagers out of sticky social situations is quickly making its way into homes across the country.