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Huntington Station native Brian McKenna, top left, appears via live feed on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" along with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, top right on the taping of the show on Oct. 1, 2015.(Credit: Warner Bros. / Michael Rozman)

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Long Islanders who've made us proud

A paraplegic who rolled his wheelchair 3,100 miles from California to his hometown of West Hempstead in 99 days. A Brentwood man who completed the world's highest-altitude marathon. An unlikely UFC middleweight champion. These are just a few of the inspiring people on our list of Long Islanders who've made us proud.

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