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Bay Shore's Aaron Sisa, 6, rides his board
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Bay Shore's Aaron Sisa, 6, rides his board on April 19, 2014. His wish was fulfilled with the help of some Long Island surfers who wanted Aaron to be able to ride before undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor.(Credit: Amanda Lindner)

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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.