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Utah barrel racer overcomes paralysis to earn pro card

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:21pm

Since she began riding horses and taking lessons at the age of 3, Amberley Snyder has wanted to become a professional barrel racer. Today, she's completed that goal by recently earning her Women's Professional Rodeo Association card.

Woman, 108, remains in assisted living home — thanks to 800 donors

John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 8:48am

Carrie Lou Rausch, 108, has been in an assisted living facility for almost three years, but her funds to remain there were running dry.

Girl reunited with beloved teddy bear lost in chaos of Florida airport shooting

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 9:27am

When a man opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport last week, a terrified little girl scrambled to get to safety with her family. But she left behind her best friend of 10 years — a teddy bear named Rufus.

5 elderly siblings move into same assisted care center to be together

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:57am

More than 70 years after a beautiful shared childhood, five siblings are back under the same roof once again — this time at an assisted living facility.

Families bond over 4-year-old girls' rare cancer fight

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:20am

A Lehi neighborhood is rallying around two little girls who have the same rare type of blood cancer.

Herriman teacher saves the life of student who collapsed in classroom

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 8:16pm

Every day for the past three years, things have pretty much been the same in Ryan White's AP government class at Herriman High School, until a particular Monday last month.

From scared kid in the back seat to arresting officer: Utah trooper comes full circle

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 11:17pm

There is one mistake behind the wheel drivers can't get out of, especially with Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. David Moreno. For him, drunken driving is about as personal as it gets.

Ogden man with Down syndrome helps others with special needs at Gold's Gym

Kathy Aiken  |  Posted  Dec 27th - 10:06pm

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get in better shape, we have a story of a man who may be great motivation. Ogden's James Fitzgerald is a special fitness instructor, helping those with special needs get fit at Gold’s Gym.

Make Your Week: 9-year-old asks for donations to food bank instead of birthday gifts

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 27th - 11:13am

Coming back to work after a long holiday break can be difficult, but we have compiled some feel-good stories from the Christmas vacation to help brighten your day.

Man rescues neighbor from burning house on Christmas Eve

Rebecca Cashman and Cheri Hardman, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 26th - 9:16am

A Manchester resident was home with his family when his son alerted him to a fire next door, from there, neighbor Norman Rodriguez had little time to think as he dashed to his neighbor's house, which was engulfed in flames.

Cancer patient wins a year of free pizza, gives it to food bank

Amy La Porte, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 25th - 3:35pm

Josh Katrick had just walked out of his eighth round of chemotherapy, when good fortune struck.

Good Samaritans help woman, child trapped in car underwater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 24th - 8:15pm

Twenty Good Samaritans are being credited with rescuing a woman and a toddler trapped inside a car that landed upside down in a canal.

3-year-old's beaming adoption photo wins over Internet

Amy La Porte, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 24th - 2:55pm

His face said it all. After more than 800 days in foster care, a 3-year-old found his "forever family" — and became an Internet sensation to boot.

Teen helps her own, selflessly sewing blankets for sick children

Ian Schwartz, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 23rd - 11:56am

It is something most parents pray they never have to go through, an illness that threatens to take their young child's life.

Cedar City neighborhood unites to support cancer patient

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Dec 22nd - 10:50pm

There’s one word in the English language that can make almost every other word meaningless: cancer.

Husband gives wife kidney transplant days before Christmas

Alexis Zotos, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 22nd - 11:16am

Just days before Christmas, a husband is giving his wife the gift of a lifetime.

Brothers save for 5 years, surprise mom with BMW

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 22nd - 9:00am

An Australian mother raised her boys to set goals and work hard, and that lesson paid off in an unexpected way when they surprised her with her dream car they’d saved up for years to buy.

Terminal, quadriplegic boy wishes for nothing more than Christmas cards

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 20th - 10:13am

If you find yourself with an extra Christmas card this year, a little boy in Ohio would love to find it in his mailbox.

Son takes mom on 20 adventures as thanks for 20 years she cared for disabled dad

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 20th - 9:01am

Following the death of his father, one man is taking his mother on 20 adventures across Europe to thank her for the 20 years she spent caring for the man they both loved.

Troopers make a special delivery to the family of fallen officer Ellsworth

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 19th - 7:04pm

Long after the death of an officer, their families are left to deal with that loss. Monday, state troopers and fellow widows brought Christmas to the family of Utah Highway Patrol trooper Eric Ellsworth.