Arianne Brown

Utah man with MS realizes marathon goal with help from younger brother

Utah man with MS realizes marathon goal with help from younger brother

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 5:44 p.m.

Brian Connolly was a sophomore at East High School when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but on July 24, the now 53-year-old will complete his ninth marathon with the help of his older brother.
Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 8:21 p.m.

Brian Laney donated bone marrow with the hope of saving his older brother's life 30 years ago. Laney is now fighting his own battle with cancer.
Man spreads 'gospel' while carrying 75-pound cross across the US

Man spreads 'gospel' while carrying 75-pound cross across the US

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 6:17 a.m.

Virginia native Nick Schindler is on a mission to spread the gospel and assist people experiencing homelessness across the United States in a unique way.
 Utah flight instructor killed in plane crash remembered for service, life well-lived

Utah flight instructor killed in plane crash remembered for service, life well-lived

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 5:02 p.m.

A Utah-based flight instructor died while working in Alaska last week. Family members, friends and students are remembering him as a man who lived a life most could only dream of.
2 Utah moms compete in rugged, 100-mile contest in New Zealand

2 Utah moms compete in rugged, 100-mile contest in New Zealand

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 5:08 p.m.

Two Utah moms are among those competing in USA Network's "Race to Survive: New Zealand," traversing 100 rugged miles on the hunt for food and a cash prize.
Mountain bike community wants to buy adaptive bike for Lehi teen with inoperable brain tumor

Mountain bike community wants to buy adaptive bike for Lehi teen with inoperable brain tumor

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 12:03 p.m.

After eight years of treatments, now-inoperable cancer has paralyzed Calvin Smith's right side. So, his mountain biking community is coming together to buy him an adaptive bike.
Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 7:06 p.m.

Alden Peterson was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer that left parts of his body paralyzed. Now a ninth grader at Snowcrest Jr. High, in Eden, Alden is in remission, and has found success in track and field.
Unexpected spike: UVU's Kelsi Oldroyd turns from softball to throwing a javelin

Unexpected spike: UVU's Kelsi Oldroyd turns from softball to throwing a javelin

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 7:18 a.m.

Throwing the javelin wasn't something UVU junior Kelsi Oldroyd thought she'd ever do, yet she threw an Olympic trials qualifying standard distance, shocking no one.
Utah teacher in running for 'America's Favorite Teacher'

Utah teacher in running for 'America's Favorite Teacher'

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted April 25 - 10:03 a.m.

A Utah man is steps away from becoming "America's Favorite Teacher," as the nationwide contest narrows down its top five this week. Cole Wilkes, of Foxboro Elementary, is in first place for the Reader's Digest contest that will award him $25,000 and a trip to Hawaii should he win.
'Wheelchair Dad' reveals completed bedroom remodel on birthday

'Wheelchair Dad' reveals completed bedroom remodel on birthday

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 8:03 a.m.

A paralyzed father of six has taken it upon himself to design and remodel his daughters' bedroom. On his 47th birthday Sunday, he revealed the finished project.
Have You Seen This? Utah couple recreates Taylor Swift album covers ahead of release

Have You Seen This? Utah couple recreates Taylor Swift album covers ahead of release

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 3:29 p.m.

Taylor Swift's new album comes out Friday, and one Utah couple is going all out to show the world they are the ultimate Swifties.
Utah mother of 4, special educator realizes dream of joining Army National Guard

Utah mother of 4, special educator realizes dream of joining Army National Guard

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 6:16 a.m.

Jennifer Hughes recently joined the Utah Army National Guard, after years of thinking her time had passed.
Utah man with cerebral palsy wants all-terrain wheelchair option at state, national parks

Utah man with cerebral palsy wants all-terrain wheelchair option at state, national parks

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted April 1 - 8:07 a.m.

Sam Durst has cerebral palsy and was introduced to the Extreme Motus all-terrain wheelchair, making it possible for him to hike Arches National Park with his family.
Teen with Down syndrome gets adopted, meets Utah girl who helped make it possible

Teen with Down syndrome gets adopted, meets Utah girl who helped make it possible

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 12:00 p.m.

Ten years ago, Utahn Brooklyn McKenzie donated her Disneyland money to help a boy with Down syndrome in South America get adopted. They recently met after the boy was finally adopted.
American Fork man with months to live earns surprise college degree

American Fork man with months to live earns surprise college degree

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted March 17 - 7:23 a.m.

As Tanner Martin entered his front room on Feb. 16, there stood four of his UVU professors with confetti in hand and his diploma. Martin has stage 4 colon cancer, and has been given just months to live.
Father fights for life after cancer diagnosis, advocates for genetic testing

Father fights for life after cancer diagnosis, advocates for genetic testing

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted March 10 - 9:04 p.m.

A Clearfield man was given a fatal cancer diagnosis nearly a year ago — though, he's been able to stave off death due to treatment for a rare disease discovered earlier by genetic testing.
Women who have lost their own babies create unique clothing for the babies of grieving parents

Women who have lost their own babies create unique clothing for the babies of grieving parents

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 4:07 p.m.

Ashley Hone and Michaun Torgersen have both experienced infant loss and have used those experiences to help other parents in the grieving process.
Triplet spends birthday in hospital, while parents fear the worst

Triplet spends birthday in hospital, while parents fear the worst

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 9:04 p.m.

Maverick, who is the youngest of Utah triplets, was born with a rare autoimmune disease that weakened his immune system, and he spent his first birthday in the hospital, fighting for his life.
Farmington woman dies 1 day after cancer diagnosis, leaves behind husband and twin daughters

Farmington woman dies 1 day after cancer diagnosis, leaves behind husband and twin daughters

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 9:58 a.m.

LayCee Barnett had just learned she was expecting another child. Days later, she got news that would shake her world and then immediately take her from it.
Utah man with stage 4 cancer keeps monthly marathon streak alive

Utah man with stage 4 cancer keeps monthly marathon streak alive

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 8:05 a.m.

John Bozung recently finished last place at the Walt Disney World Marathon. It was his 533rd marathon, and put him one step closer to 30 years of running a marathon every month.
Utah father from viral TikTok video gets a 2nd Christmas miracle

Utah father from viral TikTok video gets a 2nd Christmas miracle

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 26 - 10:45 p.m.

Dan Kotter posted a video showing how he, a paralyzed man, built a bedroom for his youngest daughters. The video went viral. Ten days later, Kotter was hospitalized and fighting for his life.
Spanish Fork man realizes childhood dream of becoming Santa

Spanish Fork man realizes childhood dream of becoming Santa

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 7:05 p.m.

Spencer Evans was a December baby and, ever since he was a child, he always dreamed of becoming Santa. At the age of 44, he is finally realizing that dream — real white beard and all.
Cedar City woman donates socks to local shelters in memory of husband who loved socks

Cedar City woman donates socks to local shelters in memory of husband who loved socks

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 7:00 p.m.

Mindy Savage has collected socks for local shelters for the past eight years, in memory of her husband Trevor Savage, who died unexpectedly in 2016.
Family remembers single mom lost in fatal car accident as 'unapologetically herself'

Family remembers single mom lost in fatal car accident as 'unapologetically herself'

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 1:34 p.m.

On Dec. 3, three boys lost their mom in a car accident in Bear Lake County, Idaho, and family members are remembering her as an "amazing mom" who was "unapologetically herself."
Security cameras capture runner being followed in terrifying ordeal

Security cameras capture runner being followed in terrifying ordeal

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:57 a.m.

A St. George woman was out for a run when she found herself being followed. The ordeal was caught on security cameras.