Tackling grief: Former BYU football player gives young boy a lift


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  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Andrew Rich is a true example of what an athlete should be. More than that he is a true example of what a man should be. That’s coming from a diehard Ute fan.

    You hang in there Mitchell. God is on your side and he has great plans for your future. There are great things for you right around the corner.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mitchell and his family.

    God Bless.

  • Commenter88 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 26, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    Very inspiring, all the way around.

  • Alaskan Ute Fairbanks, AK
    Feb. 26, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Great story. It is great to see individuals truly sharing their love and compassion for those suffering. Well done Andrew!

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    Andrew Rich has always been an inspiration. Thanks for this story. With more research funding, Duchenne muscular dystrophy could be successfully treated.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Feb. 26, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    I am following Mitchell on FB, but it sure was nice to see this story and to see the pictures. Mitchell and his family have been a light to a great many people and that light will come back to them when they most need it.

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Thanks to all involved for sharing this story and thanks to Andrew Rich for taking the time to reach out to this young boy. Great reminder of how we can make a difference.

    God bless.

  • Shamal Orlando, FL
    Feb. 26, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    Way to go Rich. Thank you for inspiring the rest of us to be better. Prayers for the family.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:48 a.m.


    You seem like a great little dude! I'm sorry that you have to experience this disease and deal with the pain and inconvenience of it. We all have our individual struggles. We really are all in this together.

    Hang in there. This life is not the reward. This life is the test. You are doing great.


    Thanks for taking the time to stop in and spend some time with Mitchell. You are doing a great job carrying the responsibility of influence. Keep it up.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Nice story.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Everyone needs a hero....
    Good luck son.
    My hero is John Wayne.
    Pulls me out of dumps a lot in the past.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    Great story of character and strength in a not only a young boy but in his parents and hero, Andrew Rich. Great way to start my day. Thanks for the story and I'll keep this little boy in my prayers. God Bless!

  • CP Tooele, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 3:30 a.m.

    Now this is the kind of story I enjoy reading..This young boy is an example of strength and courage. Keep fighting!