News  /  Features  /  Uplifting  / 

Most Recent

Holladay family credits hard decisions with helping their toddler's cancer disappear

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:25pm

They had a 50-50 chance that their baby would beat cancer. Now, a Holladay family has the best news possible, and they credit some hard decisions along the way.

Italy earthquake: Amid the rubble, a couple says 'I do'

Atika Shubert, Tim Lister, Frederik Pleitgen and Angela Dewan, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:18am

They had been planning the perfect wedding for more than a year. The dress, the suit and the venue were all reserved.

Utahns commemorate lives saved by organ donation

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:24pm

Utah's Intermountain Donor Services on Saturday hosted a celebration to honor the 6,673 names that have been etched on the Celebration of Life Monument at Library Square.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

105-year-old woman requests ‘burly’ firefighters for her birthday

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:05am

When you’ve lived to see your 105th birthday, no dream is too grand, no wish too elaborate. Even if that wish involves handsome firefighters.

Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:27pm

A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department.

Emotional video shows teen asking mom’s boyfriend to adopt her

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:02am

While many of her counterparts asked for cars, trips or money for their high school graduation gifts, one Illinois teenager surprised her mother’s boyfriend with a unique request: A request to become his legal daughter.

Twins give birth hours apart at same hospital

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:40am

As fraternal twins, two English sisters came into the world together 21 years ago. Now, their babies can say the same thing.

BYU Bookstore sends custom-made green hat to 5-year-old girl with terminal cancer

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:40am

On Aug. 5, 5-year-old Lucy Duersch was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Two weeks later, she opened a package from the BYU Bookstore that contained a green BYU hat — something she had wished for to help her with her cancer treatments.

Make Your Week: 2 heartwarming stories

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 9:35am

At, we strive to share uplifting stories with our readers. Each Monday, our Make Your Week column highlights people who have experienced goodness in their lives.

'It's a whole new world': Utah centenarians celebrate life at governor's gala

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 9:04pm

Fifty-four of Utah's 140 statewide centenarians attended the Centenarian Celebration on Friday. The luncheon hosted by Gov. Gary Herbert was held at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.

Waiter tipped $500 for act of kindness

Ben Burnstein, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 9:37am

Kasey Simmons loves to make people smile. But Tuesday, the 32-year-old waiter was the one beaming.

In Louisiana, acts of kindness flourish amid the misery

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 9:13am

It's said that the worst of times can bring out the best in people.

Man, daughter killed in I-15 doghouse accident honored with moonlight bike ride

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 2:32pm

Friday night, adults and children will ride their bikes under the moonlight and launch balloons in memory of a Utah father and his daughter who were killed in a car accident nearly one year ago.

Taylor Swift donates $1M to Louisiana flood relief

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 9:02am

Taylor Swift has donated $1 million toward Louisiana flood relief efforts after torrential rains have displaced 20,000 residents and left at least 11 people dead.

Make Your Week: Uplifting stories to start the week

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 9:27am

Even though there is a lot of bad in the world, there is a lot of goodness too.'s weekly "Make Your Week" column includes stories of kindness from around our community.

14 local volunteer opportunities to check out

Carlos Baquerizo  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 11:35am

Are you wanting to give back to your community, but don't know where to start? Check out these volunteer opportunities throughout Utah.

Fort Worth 8th grader gives more than 200K meals

Eric Gonzales, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 9:05am

While most kids spend the summer in front of their Playstation 4, that's not where you'll find Will Lourcey. It was six years ago that Lourcey talked his friends into taking up a bigger challenge.

Utah native living in NYC makes it big in the modeling industry

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 11:01am

Though many people try to succeed in the entertainment industry, not everyone does. Utah native Spencer Burhoe, however, is one of the lucky ones.

Police rescue birthday party for boy with autism

Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 9:02am

When Brayden Hubbard turned 3, his mom knew one thing for certain: there'd be cars. The boy with round cheeks and spiky hair loves them so much, it was a no-brainer that his party would have this theme.