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SALT LAKE CITY — So often in the news, we hear stories of tragedy and terror. At KSL.com, we strive to share uplifting stories with our readers.
Our weekly "Make Your Week" column includes stories of kindness from around our community.
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A generous child
"I am a third grade teacher in Syracuse. This March, my 3-year-old son started having large seizures out of the blue. We went through a lot of heartache, worry, tests, etc. There were days I would have to run out of my classroom to go to my son who was seizing at daycare. ... After months of tests, hospital stays and many different medicines, we have discovered that our little guy has Doose Syndrome. It's a refractory epilepsy. He is resistant to medications and only has about a 60- percent chance of growing out of it.
"The real story within all of this is that one of my students decided at the end of the school year that she was going to set up a snow cone stand. She was going to sell snow cones every Monday and donate all the money she earned to a charity at the end of the summer. When she found out that we were trying to raise money to get our son a seizure alert dog ($24,000), she immediately decided (on her own) that she wanted to donate all the money to our cause. Since school ended the first week in June, she has set up her snow cone stand every Monday to raise money to help my son get his dog."
"This put smiles on a lot of faces"
"Mountain America recently partnered with Creamies ice cream, ReaL Salt Lake and Granite School District to surprise kids at Kearns Oquirrh Park during the school district’s summer free lunch program. Kids had an opportunity to play soccer against ReaL players and Leo the Lion, get their face painted and enjoy free Creamies. This put smiles on a lot of faces."