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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.

It all just hit me when a bill collector called me

Michael McCarlie, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 8:46am

A few months ago, it all just hit me when a bill collector called me. I felt like I was drowning. When your debt far exceeds your income and you're working two jobs and one of those jobs is very physically demanding, you start to lose hope.

Nurse 'marries' 4-year-old cancer patient in sweet hospital ceremony

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 2:32pm

It was the picture-perfect wedding: A nurse at a children's hospital in New York made a 4-year-old leukemia patient's dreams come true when he "married" her in a sweet ceremony in front of her family.

Have You Seen This? Your daily dose of awesome

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 1:15pm

Every once in a while we need a reminder that we're awesome and can do anything. This video accomplishes that and then some.

Moving image of black officer helping white supremacist goes viral

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 12:15pm

A seemingly simple image of a police officer coming to the aid of protester struggling in the heat has inspired millions.

Teen saves woman from burning car as onlookers record video

Vanessa Paz, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 8:14am

While people were standing by at a Chevron gas station in Beaverton, taking video of a woman trapped inside of her burning car, a 19-year-old came to her rescue.

5-year-old Batman saves baby trapped in hot car

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 2:31pm

A 5-year-old dressed as Batman had the opportunity to be a real hero when police needed help getting a baby out of a hot car.

4 times kindness made someone's day

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 8:06am

Was there ever a time when you needed a helping hand and suddenly, someone appeared to help? Each week, readers share stories like this with us — stories that inspired or touched them. If you've experienced something similar, share your story!

Local refugee Boy Scout troop headed to Japan, refugee camps

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 2:16pm

Troop 1262 is unique, because its members are descendants of Karen and Karenni refugees from Burma, who fled to Thailand generations ago before migrating to the United States as legal citizens.

High 5: Local toymakers recognized for donating 220K handmade cars

Andrew Wittenberg and Jenniffer Michaelson  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 10:33am

KSL-5 TV and American First Credit Union come together twice a month to give a "High 5" to someone doing good in our community. It includes a surprise visit and $500 cash gift.

West Valley teen with cerebral palsy plans walk with patients to benefit local hospital

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 9:15am

A West Valley City teen who has battled a disability caused by cerebral palsy will participate in Saturday's 1.5-mile Walk for Love to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, which helped him learn to walk.