The power of the Internet

The power of the Internet


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I've been so touched and struck by the story of Stephanie Nielson and her sister Courtney Kendrick. A few weeks ago at KSL, we did a story about how Stephanie and her husband had been in a plane crash in Arizona. Her parents, the Clarks, are a Provo city councilwoman and a state legislator. But I didn't realize how much more there was to the story until I read Courtney's blog, cjanerun.com.

Courtney (c jane) is now raising her sister Stephanie's children while she and her husband (hopefully) heal from critical burns from the plane crash. Some of you already know all of this -- I've found the blogging world to make the world much smaller. I recognized some people's names I knew in the comments on Courtney's blog and on Stephanie's, the NieNiedialogues.blogspot.com.

Yesterday Randall Jeppesen interviewed Courtney for a story on our afternoon news, and Channel Five did the story last night as well. This morning they are on NBC's Today Show. I've been amazed by how many thousands of people are reading and responding to these stories and reaching out to this family in this difficult time of need. My heart goes out to them.

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Mary Richards

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