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Dean Smith, doubling as Maureen O'Hara, with stuntman Lee McLaughlin on the set of McClintock! Courtesy of the Smith Family hide caption

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The lives of Leo, Nick and Steven Argel (from left) changed the day Ollie Cantos knocked on their door. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen with their son, Luca. The couple spent their first Valentine's Day together fighting the same fire — before ending up in the hospital. StoryCorps hide caption

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Barbara Amaya and her daughter, Bianca Belteton, at a visit to StoryCorps in Arlington, Va. StoryCorps hide caption

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Jeremiah Lasater committed suicide in high school after years of bullying. He played for the Vasquez High football team in Acton, Calif. Courtesy of Vasquez High School hide caption

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Lionel D'Luna, daughter Adrienne and wife Debra remember their daughter and sister Alexis, who died in 2012 of complications from CHARGE syndrome. Courtesy of the D'Luna Family hide caption

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Clayton Sherrod became head chef at an all-white country club in 1964, when he was just 19. Today, he owns his own catering business in Alabama. StoryCorps hide caption

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Kathleen Russo (right) and daughter Marissa Maier visited StoryCorps to remember Russo's late husband, writer Spalding Gray. StoryCorps hide caption

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Susan Mello Souza (left) and Mary Moran Murphy met as teenagers at a home for unwed mothers in Massachusetts. Decades later, the women are still friends. StoryCorps hide caption

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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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Willie Davis with his friend Yelitza Castro in Pineville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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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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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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Nina Totenberg and David Reines at their wedding in 2000. Courtesy of Nina Totenberg hide caption

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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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