Long Islanders who've made us proud

In the summer of 2015, Huntington Station native
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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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