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Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 11:29am

It has been seven months since Amanda Kofoed was diagnosed with cancer, six months since a video of friends surprising her with $13,000 in donations went viral, and one month since she finished chemotherapy.

People donate thousands to Anne Frank memorial in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 9:41am

Idaho officials say people have donated thousands of dollars to repair an Anne Frank memorial vandalized earlier this week.

Make Your Week: Dancers rally around girl with leukemia, other kind acts

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 15th - 11:56am

If your weekend didn’t feel long enough and you are struggling to face Monday, we have something to make things look a little brighter.

Playground honors Provo family that died in plane crash

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 12th - 10:45pm

Almost two years ago, a devastating plane crash killed four members of a Provo family. Friday they were honored with a new playground at Rock Canyon Elementary in Provo.

95-year-old woman makes blankets for babies across the world

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 11th - 12:03am

A 95-year-old great-grandmother is proving that age is just a number. Instead of slowing down, in the last decade, Mary Southerland kept active by sewing every day. Her goal: to comfort children around the world.

Make Your Week: Lessons from judging a stranger; athlete helps competitor in race

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 8th - 12:16pm

If you are feeling particularly tired or down, we have a boost for you. The KSL.com “Make Your Week” column features uplifting stories sent in from people outside the newsroom.

Anonymous donor goes public after sponsoring 'birthday parties' for kids

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 7th - 10:21pm

PROVO -- An anonymous donor is revealing his identity after sponsoring trips to the Provo Rec Center as a way of celebrating his birthday.

Ephraim man works to bring smiles to fellow veterans' faces

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   May 7th - 8:27pm

New Smiles For Veterans has created a program to help military veterans access quality, free dental care not provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dad given custody of daughter secretly adopted 9 years ago

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 3rd - 9:35pm

A Colorado judge has awarded "sole custody" to a man whose daughter was born in Utah and placed for adoption more than nine years ago without his knowledge or consent.

Jazz fan gets surprise of a lifetime

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 1st - 11:05pm

A Utah Jazz fan got some special treatment during last Friday’s game thanks to someone who wanted to brighten his day.

Make Your Week: Stranger helps pay vet bill, helping hands at the grocery story

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 1st - 11:24am

It’s a new month and the weather is getting warmer, but we still have to deal with Monday, which might be taking the joy out of it for you.

Organ donors, recipients celebrate years of happiness after transplants

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:35am

A panel of organ donors, recipients and family members described the many vibrant years they have shared on both the giving and receiving ends of organ donation.

Mother and son graduate from BYU on the same day

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:09pm

BYU’s convocation ceremonies today included a special moment for one family — a mother and youngest son walked across the stage at the same time.

Clearfield boys caught on camera doing the right thing

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:40pm

It seems like surveillance cameras capture just about everything these days; usually showing people at their worst. However, sometimes it has the ability to capture people at their very best.

Midvale man gets new kidney from sister-in-law

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:45pm

Organ donation saves lives and changes lives.

'House on Mango Street' author tells Salt Lake elementary students to 'dream big'

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:02pm

Author and National Medal of Arts recipient Sandra Cisneros told fifth-graders at Mountain View Elementary School that they live in a momentous time, but achieving their dreams will take much effort.

Eagle Mountain boy's elaborate scheme for more video game time goes viral

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:54am

Every child wishes to get the ultimate pass to play more video games, and one Utah boy’s attempt to persuade his parents to let him game more has gone viral.

Northern Utah community comes together for teen with special needs

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37pm

Utah's biking community came together Tuesday to help a 17-year-old boy with autism reach his goal of competing on his high school's mountain biking team.

Snow College students engineer service project to help neighbors

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:37pm

Many college students are cramming for finals right now, but a few students at Snow College took a break to help their neighbors. They adopted a mobile home park in the community that was in serious need of attention.

Music brings 2 families together in twist of fate

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00pm

After forming a band together, two Utahns realized both their families had been affected by the same rare form of leukemia. After suffering the worst that could happen, the two have created music to help raise money for a cure.