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Wellness instructor helping patients kick cancer while fighting it herself

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 8:23pm

Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute is known around the world for its cancer research and treatment. Now the institute's Wellness Program, which offers Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, is getting attention.

Make Your Week: Strangers pay expensive vet bill; neighbors help family with sick father

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 2:55pm

Mondays come every week, but they still don’t seem to get any easier. If the new workweek has you feeling a bit down, we have a boost for you.

Bride-to-be calls off wedding, throws party for homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 9:10pm

An Indiana woman who called off her $30,000 wedding threw a party Saturday for the homeless at the swanky event center she had booked for the reception.

Bride surprised on big day with man who received late son’s heart

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 8:21am

It’s been almost two years since Becky Turney’s son died, but his heart has lived on in a donor recipient thousands of miles away from her home in Alaska.

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue family in water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 7:21am

Strangers on a Florida beach formed an 80-person human chain to help rescue members of a family who had been caught in a riptide and pulled too far from shore, but emergency workers say they also helped bring distressed people to safety.

Man with kidney disease discovers wife is donor match from baseball card

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 8:11am

A baseball fanatic who needed a new kidney found out his wife was a donor match — all from a brand new pack of baseball cards.

Twin boys born to couple who lost 2 sons after car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 11th - 10:47am

A South Carolina couple has welcomed twin boys two years after their two sons died.

Make Your Week: Strangers help teen who lost wallet, other acts of kindness

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 2:29pm

Monday is here again, rearing its ugly head, which signals a new workweek and the end of our glorious weekend.

Repainted, repaired and revamped: 19 Ogden homes fixed up by community church volunteers

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 9th - 4:14pm

Members of the Washington Heights Church revamped 19 Ogden homes as part of a weeklong service project.

Teen on 2nd day of job uses CPR to help save man's life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 6th - 7:20am

A 16-year-old boy working at a Cincinnati restaurant has been credited with helping save a man's life on his second day on the job.

100-year-old skier sets example for health, family values

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 5th - 10:20pm

Dozens of family and friends gathered at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Wednesday to celebrate the 100th birthday of a man who continues to ski and inspire those around him.

New construction in Wyoming wildfire burn scar holds family significance

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jul 4th - 10:15am

It's been nearly a year since a wildfire near the Utah-Wyoming border burned several cabins. Now one homeowner is rebuilding on the blackened ground in memory of his late wife and her spirit of determination.

Make Your Week: Stranger donates $100 at lemonade stand, other feel-good stories

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jul 3rd - 11:59am

Tuesday is a holiday, which means a day off work for most people. However, you still may be struggling to get through Monday.

Utah nonprofit makes sure single moms have tools to succeed

Shelby Slade, The Daily Herald  |  Posted   Jul 2nd - 8:26pm

When Pleasant Grove resident Jazmine Edwards was a single mom, things were difficult. She said it was things like budgeting and finding babysitting that she struggled with the most.

Strangers buy car for Texas man who walked miles to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:18am

A Texas man's 3-mile (5 kilometer) daily walk to work has inspired a group of strangers to collect enough money to buy him a car.

Couple adopts infants with special needs — 88 of them

Ben Burnstein, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:30am

Camille Geraldi runs a tight house in Ellijay, Georgia.

Community rallies around family of former firefighter who died in crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:11pm

Friends of a Clarkston man who served as a firefighter and EMT and was training to become a police officer are putting together a benefit concert Monday night to help the family he left behind after a crash on I-15 in February.

Make Your Week: Stranger pays for 20 military members’ meals; a discount on fishing licenses

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:59am

The temperatures are hot and fires are raging across the state. If the evacuations, smoke and constant burning have you troubled, we have a boost for you.

Utah family turns grief into purpose by opening ranch to help young girls

Lori Prichard  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:08pm

Nestled above a neighborhood in Alpine sits a quiet, beautiful ranch with a unique purpose. The idea for the ranch was born during a family's greatest grief — the loss of a child.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.