Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Oct 14th - 8:55pm
On Oct. 3, Carrie Kelley was running the Beaver Creek Marathon and found herself in pain and contemplating dropping out — until she heard footsteps behind her. Those footsteps belonged to Utah Department of Corrections inmate Fidel Ybarra, who was on work release. Ybarta ran the final 22 miles to help Kelley complete the marathon.
A group of women originally from the Salt Lake City area have been friends for over 70 years. Each will turn 80 years old this year, and their friendship began in the first grade. They attribute their friendship longevity to a love and commitment to one another and monthly get-together's.
"While I was working on the track, there were so many bad things happening in the world," B.J. Christenson said. "There was so much destruction, and it felt really good to be building something up when so many things were being torn down."
As many as 800,000 American troops have battled post traumatic stress disorder after combat deployments during the last two decades. Some don’t get the help they need because they don’t believe they have a real problem.
For Hubert Huh, the U.S. Army has held a special place in his heart ever since he emigrated from South Korea in his mid-20s. So much so that he enlisted in his early 30s, which is a bit older than most who were in his basic training class. He went on to serve 23 years in the Army, leaving as a sergeant 1st class.