Heart of Our Community
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It seems like every week or so Utah wins another award for being a great place to live. But these awards are just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, what makes Utah great are the great people who live here. View more
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Audrey & Emily's Story - Posted January 25, 2016
Audrey was able to supplement her retirement income with the fruits of her labors in the garden. For years she had planted a large and plentiful garden that lasted her through the winter by canning and freezing her harvest. She loved getting her hands dirty and the satisfaction she gained from the independence gardening provided. As she aged, managing her large garden became more difficult, until one year it was completely overgrown with weeds. She was saddened by the fact that some of the time it was even difficult to harvest what little she could grow. Audrey really missed her garden. Click here to read more.
Jedediah's Story - Posted January 8, 2016
On an early spring day in March 2015 Life Flight was landing in Jed Beckstead’s back yard and he knew that his life was forever changed. Earlier that morning he and his two daughters, Ava and Breeana, had headed out to the back yard for a morning trounce on the trampoline. Life was so good. He and his wife Traci had just days earlier discovered that they were expecting a baby together. In a playful mood, Jed attempted to mount the trampoline in front-somersault fashion. Unfortunately, it was at that moment that his bad shoulder gave out and he fell -- just three feet -- but landed squarely on his head. Jed knew his fate instantly -- no movement, difficulty breathing and paralyzed from the neck down. Click here to view Jedediah's story
Manuel's Story - Posted December 17, 2015
Manuel’s 14 year old daughter was living on the streets with his ex-wife and surrounded by drug addicts, however his wife had full custody and he didn’t have the legal resources to intervene. He didn’t know where to turn.Shortly after his daughter was born, Manuel and his wife divorced. Despite his pleas full custody of his daughter was awarded to her mom. Their living situation was stable enough at the time, however, shortly thereafter things started to deteriorate. They moved around often which took the child in and out of the state and eventually communication became difficult and at times nonexistent. When he learned that his daughter was homeless and living in a community drug addicts he didn’t know where to turn. Click here to read more.
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