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VIDEO: Disabled mother and daughter scarred by brush with homelessness

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 8:38am

LAYTON -- A single mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her 8-year-old daughter say they will be forever scarred by their near brush with homelessness when the Davis County Housing Authority took away their apartment funding.Kamryn Bentley, 38, said she gave away nearly all of her possessions and asked her 16-year-old son, Isaiah, to go...

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VIDEO: Fancy footwork: Employee shows extreme happiness despite huge challenges

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 9 2013 - 7:09pm

OGDEN - One would be hard pressed to find a sad person close to John Dabling.That's because the North Ogden resident's happiness is infectious.

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VIDEO: Co-workers ease disabled worker's path at Autoliv

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 4:39pm

OGDEN - There couldn't be two happier people when Holly Wiggins meets Naomi Simons just before 6 a.m. every weekday.The occasion is the beginning of their carpool to the Autoliv manufacturing plant in Brigham City where they both work.The two friends have been carpooling for somewhere between four and five years and in that time, they admit, they'...

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Remember, you are worth more than your limitations

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Oct 21 2013 - 8:19pm

In January 1993, a fall from a ladder left me paralyzed from the waist down. In April 2012, complications from that paralysis rose up and nearly took my life -- and threw up a brick wall in front of the course I thought my life would take, a path I thought was I doing OK on with a career, decent health and opportunities.

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VIDEO: Ms. Wheelchair America exudes enthusiasm in Ogden

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 16 2013 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- "Fluke." That explanation was jotted in Jennifer Adams's medical chart when she was born with partial limbs 34 years ago."The doctors couldn't figure it out. It's not genetic," Adams said of her condition. "So I just considered the way I was born a gift to inspire people, because I've never let my limitations limit me."  Since...

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VIDEO: Disabled mother and daughter scarred by brush with homelessness

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 8:38am

LAYTON -- A single mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her 8-year-old daughter say they will be forever scarred by their near brush with homelessness when the Davis County Housing Authority took away their apartment funding.Kamryn Bentley, 38, said she gave away nearly all of her possessions and asked her 16-year-old son, Isaiah, to go...

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VIDEO: Fancy footwork: Employee shows extreme happiness despite huge challenges

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 9 2013 - 7:09pm

OGDEN - One would be hard pressed to find a sad person close to John Dabling.That's because the North Ogden resident's happiness is infectious.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 10 2013 - 10:23pm


VIDEO: Co-workers ease disabled worker's path at Autoliv

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 4:39pm

OGDEN - There couldn't be two happier people when Holly Wiggins meets Naomi Simons just before 6 a.m. every weekday.The occasion is the beginning of their carpool to the Autoliv manufacturing plant in Brigham City where they both work.The two friends have been carpooling for somewhere between four and five years and in that time, they admit, they'...

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VIDEO: Ms. Wheelchair America exudes enthusiasm in Ogden

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 16 2013 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- "Fluke." That explanation was jotted in Jennifer Adams's medical chart when she was born with partial limbs 34 years ago."The doctors couldn't figure it out. It's not genetic," Adams said of her condition. "So I just considered the way I was born a gift to inspire people, because I've never let my limitations limit me."  Since...

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Liberty woman's belief in miracles saves Ethiopian teen

(Photo courtesy of Julie Rhodes) (From left) Mike Rhodes and Jason Burton help Taye Eshetu Alagaw, who is believed to be about 19, with the movement of his crippled right hand at Where Love Is, a boys shelter, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Matthew D. LaPlante
Jul 16 2011 - 9:40pm

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The walls are crumbling plaster. The roof is canvas and mud. A plastic washtub, half full of grimy water, sits under a rickety rack of shelves. It is four paces one way, five paces the next, over benches and beds and a small stack of beat-up books. It is dark and dirty and smells of the chickens and cows that trot about in...

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Prosthetic legs? Roy woman hasn't used them since she was 15 and didn't like them anyway

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) Brooke Nelson McArthur make her way up the stairs with her 9-month-old son. McArthur was born without legs and says it is easier not to use prosthetic limbs.

Stephanie Chambers
Apr 9 2011 - 9:54pm

ROY -- Brooke Nelson McArthur, 22, doesn't know what the big deal is. She's just doing what she has always done -- living a full and good life without legs.

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VIDEO: Disabled mother and daughter scarred by brush with homelessness

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 8:38am

LAYTON -- A single mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her 8-year-old daughter say they will be forever scarred by their near brush with homelessness when the Davis County Housing Authority took away their apartment funding.Kamryn Bentley, 38, said she gave away nearly all of her possessions and asked her 16-year-old son, Isaiah, to go...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 12 2013 - 8:38am


VIDEO: Fancy footwork: Employee shows extreme happiness despite huge challenges

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 9 2013 - 7:09pm

OGDEN - One would be hard pressed to find a sad person close to John Dabling.That's because the North Ogden resident's happiness is infectious.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 10 2013 - 10:23pm


VIDEO: Co-workers ease disabled worker's path at Autoliv

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 4:39pm

OGDEN - There couldn't be two happier people when Holly Wiggins meets Naomi Simons just before 6 a.m. every weekday.The occasion is the beginning of their carpool to the Autoliv manufacturing plant in Brigham City where they both work.The two friends have been carpooling for somewhere between four and five years and in that time, they admit, they'...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 2 2013 - 8:24pm


VIDEO: Ms. Wheelchair America exudes enthusiasm in Ogden

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 16 2013 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- "Fluke." That explanation was jotted in Jennifer Adams's medical chart when she was born with partial limbs 34 years ago."The doctors couldn't figure it out. It's not genetic," Adams said of her condition. "So I just considered the way I was born a gift to inspire people, because I've never let my limitations limit me."  Since...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 17 2013 - 6:32am


Liberty woman's belief in miracles saves Ethiopian teen

(Photo courtesy of Julie Rhodes) (From left) Mike Rhodes and Jason Burton help Taye Eshetu Alagaw, who is believed to be about 19, with the movement of his crippled right hand at Where Love Is, a boys shelter, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Matthew D. LaPlante
Jul 16 2011 - 9:40pm

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The walls are crumbling plaster. The roof is canvas and mud. A plastic washtub, half full of grimy water, sits under a rickety rack of shelves. It is four paces one way, five paces the next, over benches and beds and a small stack of beat-up books. It is dark and dirty and smells of the chickens and cows that trot about in...

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Prosthetic legs? Roy woman hasn't used them since she was 15 and didn't like them anyway

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) Brooke Nelson McArthur make her way up the stairs with her 9-month-old son. McArthur was born without legs and says it is easier not to use prosthetic limbs.

Stephanie Chambers
Apr 9 2011 - 9:54pm

ROY -- Brooke Nelson McArthur, 22, doesn't know what the big deal is. She's just doing what she has always done -- living a full and good life without legs.

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