After a patient told neurosurgeon Lee Buono to thank the teacher who inspired him, he called up Al Siedlecki. StoryCorps hide caption

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Recalling His Inspiration, A Neurosurgeon Thanks A Teacher

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A Home-Cooked Dinner That's More Than A Meal

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Francisco Vasquez says his niece, Ellie, and his sister's battle with cancer have transformed his life "forever." Courtesy of Maria Vasquez-Rojas hide caption

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A Baby Who Saved Her Family From 'The Dark Moments'

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On a visit to StoryCorps in Ohio, Dennis Hale recounted his experience surviving a shipwreck on Lake Huron to his wife, Barbara. StoryCorps hide caption

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Adrift In Frigid Water, Not Caring 'If You Live Or Die'

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Neither Impeachment Nor An ER Page Could Keep Them Apart

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When he was being abused, Rogelio Martinez says his teacher, Lisa Moya King, showed him that he was not alone. StoryCorps hide caption

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An Abuse Survivor Finds Family In A Special Teacher

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Reflections On A Bond Forged Through Storytelling

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Remembering When A Teacher Had His Back

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Glenda Rike's husband was in the room when President Kennedy received his last rites. She recounted his experience to her son, Larry, on a visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Witnessing History In A Dallas Emergency Room

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New York City subway conductor Paquita Williams (left) and passenger Laura Lane became friends after a two-hour train breakdown. StoryCorps hide caption

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Making New Connections On A Trapped Subway Train

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Jessica and Anthony Villarreal in December 2011, more than three years after the explosion that severely burned Anthony in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Jessica Villarreal hide caption

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Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

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Robin Share and Rami Aizic hold a photo of their daughter, Bailey, at a visit to StoryCorps in Santa Monica, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unconventional, But 'Perfect,' Path To Parenthood

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'Never Say Goodbye': A Love And Life Kept Vivid

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A 'Not Normal' Family That Knows How To Laugh At Itself

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