StoryCorps® Partnership

StoryCorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

During 2018, StoryCorps partnered with Intermountain Healthcare to record conversations—about experiences with health and healing—with people in the Intermountain community, including caregivers, clinicians, patients, and others. Three of those stories, told through the participants’ own voices and illustrated through animation, are featured in this report.

"He asked if I could teach him how to braid her hair"

Michelle Evans and Shannon Tripp, mother and daughter, are both caregivers at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this animated illustration of their StoryCorps conversation, Shannon shares a touching story of her experience with a young patient’s father who was dealing with an unimaginable tragedy.

These interviews are provided courtesy of StoryCorps. More are available on our website.