Valerie was talented, smart, ambitious, and beginning to feel like her dreams and goals were out of reach. She was attending the University of Utah and barely scraping by financially. Her small sewing and design business provided minimal income and she worried constantly about how she would pay even one more semester’s tuition. Then one […]

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“I was sick of going to funerals,” said Robbie Bills, “I know that I can’t stop it from ever happening again, but I can make a difference.” As an accomplished recovering addict himself he knew that he could help others struggling with addiction and he knew that he could do it more affordably.

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Born and raised in the agricultural land of La Huerta, Mexico, Leandro knew he wanted more for his family. He had learned basic farming skills from his father, but life was so hard. So he packed up his family and moved to the United States, eventually making his way to Salt Lake City in search […]

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Born in Utah to Somali refugees who escaped to Kenya, twin sisters, Anisa and Asma, faced many of the same challenges had they been born in Somali. As small children they spoke limited English and the cultural divide was tremendous. According to Anisa, “I may have been born here, but I felt like a refugee […]

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When Kelsey’s family moved to Park City to enjoy the available recreational opportunities they were pretty sure that she would not be able to participate with the rest of the family. At 26, she had cerebral palsy and a developmental disability. In desperation Kelsey’s mom, Nancy, started looking for help. Fortunately she was referred to […]

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