Changing Pediatric Cancer With Spare Change

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“The things we take for granted such as food, clothing, shoes, they do not have” -Lenette Reece 

Lenette Reece is the fearless leader of Rundle Elementary School. Most of the children that attend Rundle Elementary live in poverty. This past school year Rundle partnered up with the Tyler Robinson Foundation. 

One “Small” Act of Kindness

“Our students know that no matter their situation, they will change the world for good.”

Lenette, her staff, and her students wanted to raise money for those with pediatric cancer but weren’t sure if they could raise the money needed.

“They can’t donate $1,000 but they can donate change”

Lenette and her staff decided to do a change drive and set their goal to reach $500, to make it easier for the low-income students to participate.

Giving Everything to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Instead of raising their set amount, they went above and beyond and raised over $840 to help fight pediatric cancer. 

“No matter what situation your school is in, everyone has something to give.”

Almost every student at Rundle Elementary donated toward the change drive with the Tyler Robinson Foundation. One student donated everything he had, which was only 12 cents. He said he wants to cure cancer. 

At Rundle Elementary School, they are changing the world, one small act of kindness at a time.

To learn more about the Tyler Robinson Foundation and how you can help, check out their website!

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One Frame at a Time

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Kate Edwards is the Executive Director of Friends For Sight, an organization that is helping low-income children see the world from a whole new perspective. 

Saving Sight in Elementary Schools 

“Many kids are legally blind and they have never received a pair of glasses.” -Kate Edwards 

Friends For Sight travels to different elementary schools in their county almost all school year to provide comprehensive eye exams.

Most of the children Friends For Sight helps struggle in the classroom and fall behind, due to not being able to properly see.

Preventive Eye Care For Low-Income Children

“Our goal is to make sure that every child has access to vision screening and exams and glasses.” – Kate Edwards

By working with local ophthalmologists, these low-income children receive free comprehensive eye exams and glasses that they need. 

The following school year the kids that received glasses come back, excited to tell Friends For Sight that they were able to see the leaves on trees for the first time. 

“I know we’re making a difference…” – Kate Edwards

Friends For Sight truly lives by their mission of saving sight and changing lives.

For more about their mission click here 

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I’m Still Here|My Story Saved My Life

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There are several ways to help: donations, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and story submissions.

We are on a mission to save lives by helping people discover their divine potential through stories that move them. We hope you join us on this journey.

Brigham City Suicide Prevention

After suddenly losing her husband to suicide, Carrie Rutherford is now the Co-Chairwoman of Brigham Suicide Prevention. Together, they save lives. 

Losing Someone To Suicide 

“It’s devasting to lose someone to suicide and it is the most preventable cause of death” -Carrie Rutherford 

Independent Living Program for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Many adults with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, or other neuro diversities struggle to achieve independent living. Across the nation, programs and facilities are helping these individuals learn life skills, and social skills to allow them to enjoy a productive life.

Jared Stewart, program director at ScenicView Academy in Provo, UT, has seen a great deal of success with their program. Students learn the skills they need to live, work, and thrive.

You Are A Fighter

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Promoting Mental Health Through Art

“People need to understand that mental health is ok and it’s important to talk about”

Darla and Nik Day founded 90and9 after realizing that people need creative ways to tell their stories and express feelings. 

A Rainbow Baby Story

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“Her time’s up, and there’s nothing left for us to do.” 

On December 29, 2015, Reese was born with an underdeveloped heart. Five weeks after birth, she tragically passed away.

“After she had passed away I just kept thinking, what’s the bigger picture? What’s the greater plan?” 

Feeding Utah’s Hungry Children

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“We have one in five children in the state of Utah that go hungry.”

Wasatch Community Foundation is dedicated to helping find a solution for the many children going hungry in Wasatch County in Utah.

“Youth don’t go to food pantries, their parents do. We needed to bring the food to where the kids were.”

Making Fatherhood Count

Becoming a single parent isn’t in anyone’s life plan. It was no different for Justin Yoder. He was suddenly single with a young son to care for full-time. Little did he know the journey he and his son Jett had ahead of them.

Father’s Day: Always Stay Humble and Kind

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This Father’s Day, we are dedicating this song to all the dads out there who have taught us these valuable lessons and also to all the fathers we’ve had the privilege to feature in other Stiry stories.

These are incredible men, husbands, and role models for their children and grandchildren. Hats off to you this Father’s Day!

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