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Temple Square Lights Highlight Spirit of the Season

Scores of families converged on the Gallivan Center and Temple Square Friday to watch the holiday lights illuminate downtown Salt Lake City.

For some families, the celebration was put into perspective by children fighting serious health issues.

To watch Benjamin McKenna, 15, maneuver around the Gallivan Center ice rink, you might never guess that he had a kidney transplant just seven months ago. Born with spina bifida — a permanently disabling birth defect — the Copper Hills High School sophomore was truly excited to race on the ice in his wheelchair “like a dog on linoleum.”

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