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Documentary turns Disney-loving man with autism into a star

Jake Coyle, Assoicated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:03pm

Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through.

Boston Marathon bombing amputee scales mountain in Ecuador

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:23pm

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet can check mountaineering off her bucket list.

Make Your Week: Stories that combat bad news

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:01am

To send in the stories that have made your day better, email them in 100 words or less to mchristensen@ksl.com. Photos and videos are encouraged.

Where's Waldo? Uplifting patients at children's hospital

Jacqueline Gulledge, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:07am

A hospital is never a fun place to be — especially for kids.

Robin Williams remembered on his birthday with touching tribute from his daughter

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 9:01am

Robin Williams' memory lives on through his children. The late Oscar-winner's daughter, Zelda Williams, 26, posted a touching tribute to her dad Thursday, on what would have been his 65th birthday.

Surprise! Family with cancer-stricken 3-year-old gets refurbished car

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 8:32am

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter suffers from stage 4 melanoma cancer.

'Selfless' flight attendant goes above and beyond to help girl with diabetes

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 7:24am

Heroes come in many forms, but for one little girl on an airplane her knight in shining armor also happened to be the man who pushes the drink cart through the aisle.

Mother with terminal cancer making daughter's dream come true

Jessica Schliska & Andrew Keller, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 9:02am

Fighting a deadly form of cancer and given only months to live, a local woman is doing all she can to make sure her daughter's dream doesn't die with her.

Boy leaves Gatorade, water in cooler for mailman

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 8:02am

Instead of heading straight to the pool on a scorching summer day, a Virginia boy set out on a mission to keep his neighborhood mailman cool and comfortable.

12-year-old’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ video raising money for LDS bishop

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 7:29pm

After an Arizona man was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, his 12-year-old daughter used her musical talents to help him fight the cancer and to raise money at the same time.

Man lends a helping hand to mom of twins, goes viral

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 11:22am

A simple gesture of kindness is earning an Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee in Tulsa, Oklahoma a lot of love online.

Make Your Week: Feel-good stories to start Monday

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 9:32am

To send in the stories that have made your day better, email them in 100 words or less to mchristensen@ksl.com. Photos and videos are encouraged.

Clearfield community pitches in to restore deployed airman's wrecked car

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 9:44am

When an airman's car was totaled while he was deployed in Afghanistan, the community of Clearfield decided to pitch in and help restore the vehicle.

Paralyzed woman hikes the Appalachian Trail

Aria Hangyu Chen, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 9:06am

The 2,190-mile long Appalachian Trail is daunting even to those who have no trouble walking, and few who set out manage to travel the entire trail.

Roy kids' lemonade stand raises $1K for families of fallen Dallas officers

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 9:57pm

Kaden and Carson Kimber wanted to help the children who lost their fathers in the Dallas police ambush, so they took on the task with a lemonade stand.

Side by side, hand in hand, husband and wife die hours apart

Lizzie Likness, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 9:01am

George and Ora Lee Rodriguez celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 1. A little more than a month later, the couple passed away just hours apart, surrounded by family in their San Antonio home, holding each other's hands.

Where are they now? How community helped Lehi woman who lost 36 animals in fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 7:01pm

When a Utah woman lost 36 bunnies and puppies, who were killed in a shed fire last year, the community rallied behind her.

Police buy meal for couple who didn't want to sit near them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 9:01am

A group of police officers has picked up the check for a couple who didn't want to sit near them at a Pennsylvania restaurant.

Make Your Week: Stories that show there is good in the world

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 12th - 9:01am

When it seems like tragedy is striking our country regularly, it can be hard not to live in fear. In spite of recent events, there is still goodness around us. Read the stories below to recognize some of that.

Payson family races with 4-year-old daughter, sister with special needs

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 11th - 3:38pm

Thanks to the AID Foundation, a 4-year-old girl with significant health challenges can continue crossing finish lines with her family.