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Building Beginnings Non-profit Asks for Community Support

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A year and a half ago, Spanish Fork’s Brett Griffiths’ dream came true: to completely turn on its head the way addiction recovery is addressed. Instead of focusing on insurance payouts or just one aspect of recovery, Griffiths’ Provo non-profit, Building Beginnings, which he...

A Challenging Hunt

By Ed HelmickWhen a sportsman talks about a challenging hunt you are normally dealing with issues of rugged terrain or bad weather. When Kenneth Vaughn of the Chairbound Sportsman Organization talks about a challenging hunt it is about the special arrangements and volunteers needed...

Jesse’s Light

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By Jacob GossnerThe Angel Series at My Story Matters is dedicated to children who left this life much too soon. We work with families to tell the life story of their child who has passed away. Recently we worked with Elizabeth to tell Jesse’s...

Jesse’s book: Thankful for a way to share the memories

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By Katie ZackrisonOne of the biggest reasons I was drawn to intern with My Story Matters was because of the incredible opportunity I would have to work with individual families to record such touching stories of their darling children. When I was asked to...

Veterans & Little Warriors Golf Tournament

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By Roger Kaufman Thanks to all that supported our Veterans & Little Warriors Golf Tournament September 30, organized by the Veterans Auxiliary Representative Provo Elks Lodge 849. So many sponsors, Sleepy Ridge Golf Course, and “Hole sponsors” like Dr. Mike Peterson of Springville Dermatology and...

Service with a smile at Spring Creek Elementary

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By Lexi Vaughn & Amy ChandlerEarly Tuesday morning Sept 25, 2018, the sixth-grade students of Spring Creek Elementary School buzzed with excitement as they anxiously awaited their turn to participate in My Story Matters’ “My Path” event. Over the course of the event, 65...

Shopping for charity

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By Jennifer DurrantEnjoy lunch, a chocolate dessert bar, extra shopping discounts, swag bag and more, all while giving back to a local charity at the Sixth Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, September 29. Tickets for the fundraiser held at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain...

Wheelchair Shotgun Shootout

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Several times a year, the Chairbound Sportsman Organization schedules a pheasant hunt for wheelchair bound folks. Before the pheasant hunt, it is helpful to practice shooting clay pidgins catapulted into the air. For several years now Fred Barber has been hosting such an event...

A brother’s bond

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By Jacob GossnerMy Story Matters recently completed a project at Westside Elementary in Springville, UT. We interviewed and photographed over 60 children of migrant workers attending summer school. Among the children who we interviewed at Westside were three brothers: Francisco, Luis and Marcos.These three...

My Story Matters: A safe place to learn, lead, and dream!

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By Kellie ChatfieldPrincipal Jill Franklin and her students are looking forward to September 25, 2018, the day that My Story Matters will serve the sixth-grade students at Spring Creek Elementary!Spring Creek Elementary School is a diverse school; 45% of its students learn English as a...