Long Islanders who've made us proud

In the summer of 2015, Huntington Station native

In the summer of 2015, Huntington Station native Chris Strub completed his mission of volunteering with youth organizations in all 50 states in 100 days -- including one in his hometown. From May 15 to Aug. 21, Strub promoted the organizations he visited via SnapChat and live social media feeds. At Project PLAY & St. John's Camp in Huntington Station, a summer day camp for low-income children, the children taught Strub how to dance to their theme song on Aug. 11, 2015. (Credit: News 12)

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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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