Young Heroes

July 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

It’s good exercise. You get to help people. You get to wear cool boots. And maybe best of all: You get to hang out with horses all day. But there’s one other advantage to volunteering […]

Young Hero

July 2, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

It isn’t every day that you get a proclamation in your honor. It’s more uncommon still when the name on the proclamation is that of a 15-year-old. But there it was in black and white. […]

Young Hero

May 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Publications, Young Hero

I have been in and out of jail since I was twelve,” says Peggy Radik, a junior at Millard Horizon High School. Radik joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands—a program that gave her […]

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April 18, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, People, Young Hero

Klayton Hammer was born a fighter. His mother, Jennifer, had an emergency C-section after it was discovered that her son was going to be born breach. Just two weeks later, newborn Klayton had a temperature […]

Cole Rollins’ Blanket Parties

January 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

Kristy Rollins hands the phone to Cole almost immediately. It’s still a little tough for her talk about the blankets. Cole is 10. He’s in fifth grade at Pine Creek Elementary, and he’s chatty on […]

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Tracy Christensen

December 9, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

“I was 16 years old when I had Tracy,” says mom Rene Miller. “I was not only very young, but also going down the wrong path. He is the reason why I turned my life […]

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 Leyna Hightshoe

November 16, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

“No ten-year-old girl wants to have to wear a neck brace,” says Carla Podraza, whose daughter, Leyna Hightshoe, 12, was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 10. Leyna, now a student at Norris Middle School in […]

Young Hero: Ashley Dubas

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Ashley Dubas, 12, is a sixth grader at Beadle Middle School. She has a younger sister, Nicole, whom she is very close to, and a dog named Benny, who’s been her pal since she was […]

Young Hero: Jack Kacin

August 16, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Seven-year-old Jack Kacin is the bravest child his mom, Kristi, has ever known. Jack suffers from a rare disease called CANDLE Syndrome, which is Chronic Atypical Neutrophilic Dermatosis with Lipodystrophy and Elevated Temperature. This means […]

Young Hero: Franklin Sites

July 22, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Franklin “Frankie” Sites, 4, just finished his first year of school, and his mom, Julie, couldn’t be happier. When Frankie was 2, Julie learned that he was in need of speech therapy. “He started out […]