High 5 for helpful, cheerful Salt Lake woman

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake City man says his wife always takes care of him, despite her own health problems. She also spreads joy to her neighborhood, where she is affectionately known by many as "Grandma."

Ray Benzon nominated his wife, Dottie, for a High 5. She was going to Hogle Zoo Friday morning for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Madagascar exhibit. Instead we were there to surprise her and thank her for helping others with a smile.

Ray said, "I've had major medical problems for many years, and this young lady has taken care of me for years and years. She just deserves (a High 5). She's the neatest person in the world. I would not be alive today if it were not for her."

We asked Dottie what kept her going during difficult times.

"My hubby," she answered. "Without him I don't have anything. I love him very much. He's a good man."

She says love is the secret to a good marriage. "Love and enjoy life. Try to enjoy life. Make the best of it because you always have heartache, always have hard times, but make the best of it."

If you would like to nominate someone for a High 5, CLICK HERE.

E-mail: bwalker@ksl.com

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