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Teen's prize-winning pig rakes in $31K for mom with cancer

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:21pm

A teen's prize-winning pig at the Morgan County Fair is helping his mom face breast cancer thanks to generous bidders.

The woman in the next seat, other moments that made your day

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:15am

Goodness isn't hard to find if you're looking for it and especially if you're making it. This week, three readers share stories of times someone has reached out to them and lifted their mood.

Utah boy whose mailman brought him books receives worldwide generosity

Sandra Yi and Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:40am

It seemed Mathew Flores' story resonated with everyone — a boy who was so desperate to read that he would hang around mailboxes at his apartment complex and read the junk mail.

Family touched by tragedy gives back to Orem Police

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:27pm

Friday is the anniversary of a day that changed the Kofford family forever. Their son was run over and killed in the driveway. They've turned their grief into a way to give back to the community.

Utah-based aid group helps Nepalese mothers

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:26pm

Tents are needed for birthing centers in Nepal. Women are giving birth on the ground and in streets because medical facilities have been knocked to the ground after an earthquake earlier this year.

Orem blogger creates Harry Potter-themed event for local charity

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:38pm

After watching an Imagine Dragons' music video and learning about a local charity, an Orem woman felt inspired to help and is putting on a Harry Potter-themed event to raise money for the foundation.

Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

Kathy Matheson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:34am

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

West Jordan soldier among honorees in motorcycle ride

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:04pm

David Gannon, of West Jordan, is one of four Utahns to be honored during the third annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride.

Mom raises best friend's four daughters after their mother's death

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:55am

Have you ever been part of a friendship so strong you'd do anything the other person asked of you?

Imagine Dragons to honor Utah kids with cancer before concert

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:43am

Imagine Dragons will honor three Utah kids who have cancer right before their concert Tuesday evening.

Mapleton mother credits neighbor for saving her baby's life

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:43pm

A close friendship became even closer after a Mapleton woman turned to her neighbor for help when her baby stopped breathing.

Brothers with spina bifida share 'wheelchair adventures'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:48pm

Two brothers with the same birth defect aren't letting it stop them from having fun. Camren and Murray Glad's parents taught them the only disability is a bad attitude, and they're proving it by sharing their "wheelchair adventures" with the world.

Camp-goers display powers of creativity at National Abilities Center superhero project

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:20pm

Park City's National Ability Center played host to dozens of superheroes last week. It was a unique experience for young campers of all abilities from across the country.

Utah mailman's plea for books gets worldwide response

McKenzie Romero and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:38pm

A mail carrier has delivered more than the mail to a Sandy boy, collecting dozens of books for the child to read as his story has unexpectedly spread around the world.

Princess Anna leaves message for young fan with a tumor

Henry Hanks, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Avery Huffman, a 6-year-old girl, was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Utah nonprofit reaches $20K goal to help Iraqis

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:37pm

A Utah organization is one step closer to being able to send relief supplies to people forced out of their homes by the Islamic State group.

Terminally ill mom writes a lifetime of greeting cards for daughter

Jareen Imam, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:43am

It was a grim realization for Heather McManamy when she discovered during an echocardiogram that the breast cancer she fought so hard against had metastasized.

Mother creates support group for children with deceased parents

Amber Linebaugh, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:16am

This segment of "People Who Make the World a Better Place" highlights Brooke Cox, an inspiring widowed mother of five who created a local organization to benefit young people who have lost a parent to death. Find out how you can get involved.

Utah couple donates caskets to families who have lost children

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:01am

Merlin and Stacy Figgins donate caskets to families who are grieving the death of a child.

Lehi man awarded Paramedic of Year after saving hiker

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 4:05pm

A Lehi emergency responder credited with saving a hiker's life was awarded the Paramedic of the Year Award on July 15.