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Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

Ryan Bergeron, CNN  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:36pm

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever.

Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:29am

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.

'They're just hungry': Salt Lake day care recognized for feeding kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, Neighborhood House was recognized with a Highest Honors in Menus Award. The recognition is given to child care centers that work to improve the nutrition of children in their care.

Inmates becoming certified yoga instructors at Utah State Prison

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 16th - 11:42am

A Utah woman said she’s led too many yoga classes to count. The Salt Lake City resident has helped many Utahns get certified to teach the ancient practice. It’s where she’s been coaching lately that caught our attention: prison.

Make Your Week: Lost wallet gets returned, restaurant workers save seagull

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   May 15th - 5:01pm

From a stranger going out of her way to return a lost wallet to a 10-year-old who was willing to donate to his classmates, there are examples of kindness all around us. Here are a few stories to help brighten your day and make your week.

He donated blood plasma every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted   May 13th - 9:48pm

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.

Blessings for the hands that heal at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 12th - 9:30pm

Many nurses, patients, family members and other staff members had their hands blessed by faith and spiritual leaders in the Huntsman Cancer Institute during the hospital's yearly Blessing of the Hands during National Nurses Week.

Provo golf course workers rescue trapped ducklings with 7-iron, pool skimmer

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 10th - 5:47pm

Nobody’s golf course experience with ducks may now rival that of Connor Orton, Skyler Tanner and Josh Figgins — three player assistants who found themselves in the middle of some frantic quacking Tuesday afternoon.

Soldier's reaction to daughter's birth goes viral

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted   May 8th - 9:10pm

Army soldier Brooks Lindsey just barely missed his daughter's birth, but while sitting on the floor of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport he got the next best thing: A FaceTime call that let him see her first moments.

Make Your Week: Herriman High ‘Post-it Patrol' shares positive messages throughout school

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   May 8th - 4:44pm

Whether you are feeling down, or just need an extra dose of inspiration today, here are a few stories of the kindness in the community.

Utah nonprofit plans to build tiny homes for ex-offenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 7th - 11:59pm

A Provo-based nonprofit plans to offer an alternative solution to the housing crisis ex-offenders face across Utah.

Women gather to build homes for charity

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   May 5th - 7:40pm

A family of seven will soon have a new place to call their home, as women from throughout Utah County gathered Saturday to start from the ground up.

From refugee camp to medical school: U of U grad tells her story

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   May 3rd - 1:41pm

Thursday is graduation day at the University of Utah, and one of the student commencement speakers has quite the story: just five years ago she was in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Artificial heart patients celebrate recoveries for program's 25-year anniversary

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 1st - 6:28pm

Patients were at the Intermountain Medical Center on Tuesday to share their stories of recovery in advance of a 25-year anniversary celebration this upcoming weekend honoring the founding of the Intermountain Artificial Heart Program.

Utahn building 2nd hospital in Nepal

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:05pm

What do you do for an encore after you've raised a million dollars and built a hospital serving poor kids in Nepal? For a Utah businessman, the answer is build another one. Ground has been broken for a second hospital built with funds from Utah.

Make Your Week: Video shows Lehi officer rescue 11 ducklings from storm drain

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:52pm

With rain and some snow in the forecast Monday, it’s easy to feel a little down.

Utah company volunteers to help 'transform' two of Salt Lake's oldest schools

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:58pm

More than 100 volunteers of all ages committed their Saturday morning to help refresh two of Salt Lake City's oldest schools.

Utah man overcomes prison past, graduates from BYU law school

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:10am

Finishing three years of law school is a huge accomplishment, but for one graduate of Brigham Young University’s law school, it’s the end of a journey that started with a long stint in federal prison.

How an Air Force vet went from homeless to SUU graduate

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:17pm

Donald Long's path to a college degree wasn't a straight path. However, he's made the most of his college opportunity.

Make Your Week: A reminder for compassionate driving; stranger pays for a new suit

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:31pm

Spring is in the air, which usually helps to lift people’s spirits (or maybe that’s just me.) However, if you are still needing a little boost on this Tuesday, the following stories should do the trick.