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How 'Guardians of the Galaxy' helped a child to speak

Henry Hanks, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:47am

Last year, at the age of 3, Sawyer Dunlap could say only a few words. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia, a neurological disorder that often affects speech and can impair motor skills, memory and other cognitive abilities for life.

Cochlear implants changing lives of 3 Utah sisters

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:17pm

For Larissa, Bethany and Katelyn Anderson, the world was a quiet place. But just over three weeks ago, the Utah sisters underwent surgery at Primary Children's Hospital to receive cochlear implants. Now they're learning to hear.

New vet clinic gives year of free care to canine hero

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

Dr. Andrea Howard is thrilled to be opening the doors of her very own veterinarian's office, but perhaps no one is more excited than one special patient.

Kaysville videographer believes everyone has a story worth telling

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:07am

Inspired by Humans of New York, a local videographer made a video starring Utah strangers who tell bits of their stories.

Deputy buys skateboard for girl after theft

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:45am

When Kaylie discovered her skateboard had been stolen, she didn't expect to ever see it again. A deputy from the Utah County Sheriff's Office took matters into his own hands and bought a nearly identical board.

Swimmer with one leg sets new records

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:03am

An extremely talented high school swimmer excels in her sport, and she does it all with one leg.

#WeStandWithWDBJ: Journalists post tributes to victims of WDBJ shooting

Daphne Sashin, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:03am

Reporters, camera operators and journalism colleagues everywhere openly struggled with their shock and grief on social media after TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead while reporting live on air in Virginia.

New Neuroworx Center helping more paralysis patients realize dreams

Ed Yeates  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:06pm

From one small room in a strip mall to more than 24,000 square feet, Neuroworx cut the ribbon Thursday on it's new $9-million rehab center in Sandy. For paralysis patients, the evolution is a dream come true.

Cheer team dance inspired by fight against cancer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:04pm

A local cheer squad is dancing in honor of those impacted by cancer in their community at the Relay for Life Saturday.

For girl losing hair, a stranger reaches out to help

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:54pm

A good samaritan is raising money for an eighth grade girl he's never met who is losing her hair.

Utah tents being used in Nepal for newborns

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:27pm

Mothers giving birth in Nepal don't have many options as to where to do it after devastating earthquakes ruined several medical buildings.

The reminder we needed to quit judging

Michael McCarlie, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:01am

A group of strangers show one couple the importance of kindness.

Layton community supports family that lost father, daughter in I-15 accident

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20pm

As a Layton family prepares to bury a father and his young daughter, the community has rallied with tremendous support. Ryan Chambers and his young daughter were killed in a crash on I-15 Sunday in Riverdale.

Boy battling brain cancer defies odds, scores touchdown

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:01am

Sometimes high school football players get a bad rap, but members of a team in Georgia showed the size of their hearts when they made the dreams of a 5-year-old boy come true.

Women sew formal dresses, tuxedos on way to independence

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:02am

A local charity is helping women gain skills to get themselves out of poverty by teaching them skills they can take into a workplace at no cost.

Utah dog with terminal cancer gets first look at ocean

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:33pm

For Cassidy Williams and Dood, her 5-year-old golden retriever, it was love at first sight.

Watch college freshman hit half-court shot, win free tuition

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:20am

An incoming freshman at Ball State University hit a half-court shot during Welcome Week, winning himself a free semester of tuition.

Bullied girl gets support from 'Star Wars' fans

Henry Hanks, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 10:47am

Nicolette Molina's daughter Layla Murphy is fascinated with "Star Wars." Of course, she's hardly alone among kids and adult fans worldwide, but many of those fans don't have to deal with school bullies. It all started after she moved to a new school.

Teen hailed as hero for following gut, saving kidnapped woman

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 8:21am

A 17-year-old restaurant cook followed his gut and likely helped save a kidnapped woman's life.

Tired of sadness, orphaned boy helps strangers smile

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 7:50am

A boy who was orphaned by the age of 6 was tired of seeing sad people all the time and took matters into his own hands.