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BYU alum provides eyeglasses to needy children in Asia

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:14am

Along with his wife and brother, a man who graduated from Brigham Young University is giving the gift of sight to less fortunate children.

Utah 911 dispatcher turns photos into sketches during graveyard shifts

Celeste Tholen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00pm

Amber Rock is a local 911 dispatcher who, during the quiet hours of a grave shift, finds time to sketch meaningful drawings for others.

Girl born without right hand transformed into a Disney princess

Aria Armstrong, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:14am

All hail the ice queen! 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell, born without a right hand and most of her wrist, was gifted with a "Frozen"-themed prosthetic arm last week.

Make Your Week: There is still good in the world

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:44am

It's hard to get out of bed on a Monday and even harder to go to work. KSL.com strives to make your Monday better by sharing inspiring stories from our readers.

Teen asks for doughnuts, gets over $180K in online donations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 2:02pm

A teen's offer to take groceries to a man's car in exchange for some doughnuts has led to a flood of donations now nearing $200,000.

Mom creates special needs baseball league in West Valley City

Shara Park  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:02am

If there's one sport Jennifer Maravilla knows well, it's baseball. So when her son had a bad experience in youth baseball, she was up for the challenge of creating a new special needs baseball league.

Classmates let friend with Down syndrome win final race of school year

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 7:44am

A group of 11-year-olds may have placed second in their final race as classmates, but they came out winners in the eyes of one of their special pals.

Former Army sniper’s original song to be featured in music album

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 1:40pm

A Utah veteran who uses music to deal with the post-traumatic stress disorder that plagues him will be featured in an album that includes other veterans and military members.

Church holds prom, friends run Ragnar for teen with cancer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 3:01pm

Community members and friends of a Utah teen with cancer are helping him make the most of the time he has left.

How art became 'fun' again for Murray painter

Celeste Tholen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 2:03pm

Stephanie Hock's paintings are filled with happy moments, even though getting to a point where she loved her own art was filled with ups and downs.

Trucker dad 'baby-sits' daughter's doll, photos go viral

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 7:23am

Never underestimate the value of a good baby sitter. Or in this case, doll sitter.

11-year-old raises money to meet birth family for 1st time since adoption

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 9:02am

An 11-year-old Utah boy has worked to raise money to fly his biological mother and sister from Alabama to the Beehive State and plans to see them in person for the first time since he was adopted.

Make Your Week: 3 good deeds to make Monday better

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 9:11am

We could all use some good news on Mondays, especially given the recent tragedies rooted in Orlando.

Utah father donates kidney to Denver dad he knew in high school

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 3:54pm

After seeing a call for a kidney on Facebook, a Utah man donated his to a friend from high school he hadn’t seen in 20 years.

Runners who are blind plan to run Ragnar with guides

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 3:03pm

Among the runners at this weekend’s Wasatch Back Ragnar will be a team that includes blind athletes.

18-year-old Utahn works for Microsoft Stores, gave TED talk

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 15th - 9:02am

Graduating from high school can be a daunting and confusing time of life, but a freshly graduated Utah teen has already taken the world by storm and is building quite the impressive resume.

Mother takes in late friend's 6 children after her death

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jun 15th - 7:12am

When a Virginia mother of six realized she was dying, she turned to her best friend for the ultimate favor.

After solitary birthday party, strangers send cards to woman with autism

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 3:48pm

After none of her friends showed up to her 18th birthday party last year, strangers are striving to help Hallee Sorenson, a woman who has autism, have a good 19th birthday.

GoFundMe campaign raises more than $1.3 million for Pulse shooting victims

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 13th - 9:07am

A crowdfunding campaign to support the Orlando Pulse shooting victims and their families has pulled in more than $1.3 million.

4 teens help woman after crash, pay for damaged groceries

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  Jun 10th - 9:04pm

Four teenage friends decided to stand by a stranger's side after she became involved in a car accident.