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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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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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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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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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VIDEO: Paralyzed Utah man completes first triathlon with help from friends

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Sep 14 2013 - 7:03pm

HUNTSVILLE - It has been 37-year-old Chad Orison's dream to complete a triathlon, but given his inability to run, swim, or bike on his own, he wasn't sure if that would ever be possible.  The Farmington resident has dealt with Dystonia, a muscle deformation disease, since he was 6 years old, limiting his ability to walk and talk. Orison is...

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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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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 5:56pm


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: Paralyzed Utah man completes first triathlon with help from friends

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Sep 14 2013 - 7:03pm

HUNTSVILLE - It has been 37-year-old Chad Orison's dream to complete a triathlon, but given his inability to run, swim, or bike on his own, he wasn't sure if that would ever be possible.  The Farmington resident has dealt with Dystonia, a muscle deformation disease, since he was 6 years old, limiting his ability to walk and talk. Orison is...

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GALLERY: 37-yr-old disabled man completes first triathlon

Todd and Susan Taylor make sure Chad Orison is secure before the start of the triathlon Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Pineview Reservoir. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 14 2013 - 3:09pm

Chad Orison, who suffers from Dystonia, a neurological disorder, completed his first triathlon Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Pineview Reservoir.

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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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